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Power being restored after thousands loose power during Saturday storms

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Several power companies are reporting several outages, affecting hundreds in Acadiana after strong storms swept through the area. 

As of 1:30 p.m. Saturday, 708 people are out of power in Acadia Parish, according to SLEMCO. In St. Landry Parish, the company is reporting 193 people out of power. Evangeline Parish is reporting 8 customers are experiencing outages. In Lafayette Parish, centered over Carencro, about 179 customers are out of power. St. Martin Parish is reporting 143 customers without power.

SLEMCO outages

According to Cleco, power outages are being reported, and crews are working to bring customers back online.

As of 1:30 p.m., about 111 Cleco customers in St. Landry and Evangeline parishes are without power. About 17 Cleco customers are without power in Iberia Parish. 

Cleco outages

If you are an Entergy customer and would like to know roughly what time the electricity will return, click here

The causes for some of the power outages are unclear but are most likely related to strong storms. Downed power lines from wind and trees have been the main causes for the majority of outages.  Crews are working on the issues now, and power has already been restored to several locations.

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