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109 SLEMCO customers remain without power

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Posted at 10:44 AM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 11:44:10-04

Only 109 Slemco customers remain without power as of 9:00 am on Monday, August 31.

The company says that nearly 80,000 homes and businesses have been restored to power since Hurricane Laura made landfall on Thursday, August 27.

Customers who have made necessary repairs to their homes to allow for reconnecting services are asked to call the company so that power can be restored. Those returning home from evacuating and find their homes are without power should report the outage.

Slemco says that contract line workers from Louisiana, Texas, Kentucky, Alabama, Oklahoma, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Missouri have been working to restore power to customers in Louisiana.

“SLEMCO is known for pushing hard to make sure safe, but significant, progress is made each day to restore power after a storm,” said Communications Coordinator Mary Laurent in a press release. “We cannot thank our contract crews enough for stepping-up to join our own field personnel in what is often grueling work in very poor conditions.”

The company says that released SLEMCO contractors are provided with contact information for neighboring electric providers in areas hardest hit by Laura so that power restoration work in Louisiana can continue.

SLEMCO provides electric power to 109,000 customers in Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin and Vermilion Parish.

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