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OUTAGE UPDATES for Hurricane Delta

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Posted at 11:06 AM, Oct 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-11 18:05:30-04

Here are Sunday morning updates for utility outages in Acadiana in the wake of Hurricane Delta. We will update this story as we receive more information from area utility companies.

COX
"We are making significant progress assessing damage and restoring our network and services to Acadiana customers following Hurricane Delta. Our restoration efforts will largely follow the restoration of power. We have brought in additional crews from across the region to help us with assessments which should be complete today. Once we complete those assessments, we should have a firmer idea of restoration time."

LAFAYETTE UTILITIES SYSTEM
Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) is reporting, as of 1 p.m. on Sunday, 12,458 LUS customers are without power.

"LUS appreciates our customer’s patience in the restoration efforts after the extensive damage of Hurricane Delta. We would like to remind customers to please keep a safe distance from lines crews and tree trimming crews as they work in your area and in roadways."

To report an outage, call (337) 291-9200 or if you see a downed power line or equipment, call (337) 291-5700.

LUS does not have an outage map on its website, as other companies do. However, they apparently do have the technology, because this snapshot was posted on the company's Facebook page yesterday:

Here's a post from LUS about the crews working today:

SLEMCO
As of 9 am today, SLEMCO has 69,400 customers without power. Crews have restored power to 38,600 homes and businesses since Hurricane Delta made landfall last on Friday.

Work for today will again focus on restoring power to SLEMCO’s feeders, or main lines. Once power to all feeders has been restored, workers will move on to line sections and individual locations.

“We know going days without power is not pleasant,” said SLEMCO Spokesperson Mary Laurent. “We sincerely appreciate the patience and support our customers have expressed since Hurricane Delta caused catastrophic damage to our system.”

Hundreds of contract line workers and right-of-way tree trimmers from Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia and Missouri are working together with our own crews to restore power to customers throughout our service area. Additional crews will be arriving later today and tomorrow.

“SLEMCO is known for pushing hard to make sure safe, but significant, progress is made each day to restore power after a storm,” Laurent said. “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.”

SLEMCO provides electric power to 109,000 customers in Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin and Vermilion Parish. To see their outage map, click here.

Cleco

As of 3 p.m. today, Cleco had restored power to 81,098, or 61 percent, of the more than 132,000 customers who were left without power due to Hurricane Delta.

The Category 2 Hurricane brought heavy rain and powerful winds.

“On day two, we’re more than halfway there with power restored to 61 percent of our customers,” said James Lass, director of distribution operations and emergency management. “We’ve made really good progress following our storm plan by which we restore power to critical facilities such as water and sewage systems, hospitals and medical facilities and then to the largest number of customers. Crews will continue working to restore power to the remaining customers.”

In addition to Cleco personnel, the company has more than 2,500 contractors dedicated to restoration efforts. Contractors include line mechanics, tree trimmers, transmission resources and damage assessors.

Below are estimated times for restoration (ETR) for towns and cities in some of Cleco’s parishes. More ETRs will be shared, as they become available. Please note that unexpected damage or inclement weather could impact restoration efforts and timelines. Rapides Parish

· Spring Hill and Pinebrook subdivisions ETR is today, Sunday, Oct. 11.

· Glenmora: The critical infrastructure in these towns have power which includes hospitals and nursing homes. ETR for residential customers is a multi-day restoration event. Flooding and system damage are making the restoration efforts challenging for crews.

Acadia Parish
· Crowley: Crews have four off-road vehicles in the area today. Additionally, crews will continue replacing and repairing multiple broken poles and damaged crossarms.

Unfortunately, customers will be without power overnight. Customers can expect to see power restoration beginning tomorrow, Oct. 12.

St. Landry Parish
· Opelousas: 6,500 customers are currently without power. Crews are working and making progress, but crews expect some overnight outages.

· Eunice: Power should be restored today, Oct. 11.

· Washington: Power should be restored today, Oct. 11

Evangeline Parish
· Ville Platte: Currently, 1,300 customers are without power. Crews are working, but some customers can expect overnight power outages.

· Mamou: 1,047 customers are currently without power. Crews expect to restore power to some customers today, but customers will be without power overnight.

Avoyelles Parish
· Bordelonville: Power restored yesterday, Saturday, Oct. 10.

Allen Parish
· Oberlin, Kinder: The critical facilities in these towns have power which includes hospitals and nursing homes. ETR for residential customers is a multi-day restoration event. Flooding and system damage are making the restoration efforts challenging for crews.

· Elizabeth: Tree trimmers are working there today. Customers should expect a multi-day restoration effort. Flooding is making restoration efforts challenging for crews.

St. Mary Parish
· All customers’ power restored with the exception of a few scattered outages which are being worked. Power has not been restored to customers in Cypremort Point. The area has significant damage, including broken poles. Crews are working there today and expect power to be restored, tomorrow, Oct. 12.

· New Iberia Port: Flooding has proved challenging. Crews are working, but unfortunately power won’t be restored today.

· Breaux Bridge: Power will be restored to all customers who can accept power today, Oct. 12.

Vernon Parish:
· Leesville: Power to critical facilities (hospitals, nursing home, grocery stores) is restored. Majority of residential customers will have power today, Oct. 11, but some scattered outages are expected overnight.

· Rosepine: Majority of customers will be restored today, Oct.11, including the nursing home.

· DeRidder: All hospitals, nursing homes and commercial customers will have power restored today, Oct. 11. Residential customers will be without power overnight. Crews expect power to be restored to some customers tomorrow, Oct. 12 and remaining customers on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Beauregard Parish
· Merryville: Crews are patrolling and assessing damage.

· Longville/Ragley: Helicopters are patrolling today to assess damage.

Calcasieu Parish
· Dequincy: Crews are working. Customers should expect to be without power overnight.

For additional information on Cleco’s storm response, follow the company on Facebook @ClecoPower or visit Cleco’s Storm Center page at cleco.com. To see the company's outage map, click here.

ENTERGY
Here's the latest from the company:

A storm team of 8,200 and growing is on the ground across the state working to assess damage and make repairs to the electrical system caused by Hurricane Delta.

As of 9 a.m. Sunday, more than 50% of all Louisiana customers who can safely accept power have been restored after the first full day of restoration work following Delta’s landfall.

So far, our scout teams have evaluated 55% of the system and found damage to 344 poles, 822 spans of wire and 123 transformers.

Peak outages following Delta saw 320,000 customers without service. As of 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning that number was down to 142,249. Our crews will continue to scout damage and make repairs where it is safe to do so.

Customers are reminded that there is no way to know if a line is energized or not, so if you see a downed line or other equipment, keep your distance and call 1-800-9OUTAGE (800-968-8243).

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, crews will practice social distancing while in the field, and Entergy asks that customers do the same. For the safety of crews and customers, please stay away from work zones. If there is a need to report a service problem, customers should call 1-800-ENTERGY.

Parish Restoration Information

Acadia Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 6,602

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 25%

Estimated restoration: To be determined once damage assessments are complete.

Allen Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 148

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 25%

Estimated restoration: To be determined once damage assessments are complete.

Ascension Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 1,252

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 50%

Estimated restoration: To be determined once damage assessments are complete.

Assumption Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 24

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 100%

Estimated restoration: The majority of customers who can accept power will be restored on Sunday, October 11.

Avoyelles Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 36

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 50%

Estimated restoration: To be determined once damage assessments are complete.

E. Baton Rouge Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 17,408

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 50%

Estimated restoration: The majority of customers who can receive power will be restored Monday, October 12 with a few customer outages extending into Tuesday, October 13.

W. Baton Rouge Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 331

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 50%

Estimated restoration: The majority of customers who can receive power will be restored Monday, October 12 with a few customer outages extending into Tuesday, October 13.

Beauregard Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 7

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 25%

Estimated restoration: To be determined once damage assessments are complete.

Bienville Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 20

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 50%

Estimated restoration: To be determined once damage assessments are complete.

Calcasieu Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 42,840

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 25%

Estimated restoration: To be determined once damage assessments are complete.

Caldwell Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 904

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 50%

Estimated restoration: To be determined once damage assessments are complete.

Cameron Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 322

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 25%

Estimated restoration: To be determined once damage assessments are complete.

Carroll Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 48

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 50%

Estimated restoration: To be determined once damage assessments are complete.

Concordia Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 33

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 50%

Estimated restoration: To be determined once damage assessments are complete.

E. Feliciana Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 1,344

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 50%

Estimated restoration: To be determined once damage assessments are complete.

W. Feliciana Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 388

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 50%

Estimated restoration: To be determined once damage assessments are complete.

Franklin Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 51

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 50%

Estimated restoration: To be determined once damage assessments are complete.

Grant Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 86

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 50%

Estimated restoration: To be determined once damage assessments are complete.

St. Helena Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 429

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 100%

Estimated restoration: The majority of customers who can accept power will be restored on Sunday, October 11.

Iberia Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 3,750

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 25%

Estimated restoration: To be determined once damage assessments are complete.

Iberville Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 612

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 50%

Estimated restoration: To be determined once damage assessments are complete.

Jackson Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 923

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 50%

Estimated restoration: To be determined once damage assessments are complete.

St. James Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 28

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 100%

Estimated restoration: The majority of customers who can accept power will be restored on Sunday, October 11.

Jefferson Davis Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 9,346

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 25%

Estimated restoration: To be determined once damage assessments are complete.

St. John the Baptist Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 100

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 100%

Estimated restoration: The majority of customers who can accept power will be restored on Sunday, October 11.

Lafayette Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 11,952

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 25%

Estimated restoration: To be determined once damage assessments are complete

St. Landry Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 7,484

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 25%

Estimated restoration: To be determined once damage assessments are complete.

LaSalle Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 480

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 50%

Estimated restoration: To be determined once damage assessments are complete

Lincoln Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 78

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 50%

Estimated restoration: To be determined once damage assessments are complete.

Livingston Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 1,729

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 50%

Estimated restoration: To be determined once damage assessments are complete.

Madison Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 43

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 50%

Estimated restoration: To be determined once damage assessments are complete.

St. Martin Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 1,332

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 25%

Estimated restoration: To be determined once damage assessments are complete.

Morehouse Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 4,961

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 50%

Estimated restoration: To be determined once damage assessments are complete.

Natchitoches Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 16

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 50%

Estimated restoration: To be determined once damage assessments are complete.

Ouachita Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 15,915

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 50%

Estimated restoration: To be determined once damage assessments are complete.

Pointe Coupee Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 1,243

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 50%

Estimated restoration: To be determined once damage assessments are complete.

Richland Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 342

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 50%

Estimated restoration: To be determined once damage assessments are complete.

Tangipahoa Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 1,124

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 100%

Estimated restoration: The majority of customers who can accept power will be restored on Sunday, October 11.

Tensas Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 444

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 50%

Estimated restoration: To be determined once damage assessments are complete.

Terrebonne Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 280

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 100%

Estimated restoration: The majority of customers who can accept power will be restored on Sunday, October 11.

Union Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 530

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 50%

Estimated restoration: To be determined once damage assessments are complete.

Vermillion Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 5,214

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 25%

Estimated restoration: To be determined once damage assessments are complete.

Vernon Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 419

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 50%

Estimated restoration: To be determined once damage assessments are complete.

Webster Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 4

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 50%

Estimated restoration: To be determined once damage assessments are complete.

Winn Parish

Number of outages as of 10 a.m.: 2,086

Percentage of damage assessments complete: 50%

To see their outage map, click here.