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Cleco offers safety tips for Tropical Storm Nicholas

Posted at 11:58 AM, Sep 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-14 12:58:37-04

Cleco is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Nicholas as it moves closer to Louisiana.

The storm is predicted to bring heavy rain across the state on Tuesday and Wednesday. Because of this storm, Cleco is asking customers to take precautions.

“According to weather experts, the greatest threat from Tropical Storm Nicholas is flooding, so we encourage our customers to take the necessary precautions to keep themselves and their families safe,” said Clint Robichaux, manager of distribution operations support.

Below are Storm Safety Tips from Cleco:

  • In the event of flooding, remember to never walk, swim or drive through water. If you come upon flood waters, stop, turn around and go another way.
  • If water is rising, turn off electricity at the main breaker, evacuate and stay away until water has completely receded. Have an electrician check the home or building's wiring before using electricity.
  • Stay clear of fallen trees or debris where downed power lines may be hidden.
  • Stay away from downed lines. Assume all downed power lines are live and stay away. Do not attempt to move limbs or anything else touching a power line.
  • Report power outages and dangerous situations involving electricity to Cleco by calling 1-800-622-6537.

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