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Power outage updates for Cleco customers in Acadiana

Posted at 7:37 PM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 20:38:15-04

Hurricane Delta made landfall this evening along the coast of southwest Louisiana.

As the storm moves across the state, over 41,000 customers are without power. In addition to Cleco personnel, the company has a storm workforce of roughly 2,100 contractors, which includes damage assessors, distribution line mechanics, distribution and transmission vegetation specialists and transmission contractors, ready to restore power after the storm passes.

"The safety of our crews, contractors and customers is priority in everything we do. Once conditions are safe, damage assessments will begin by land and air, and crews will begin restoring power," said James Lass," director of distribution operations and emergency management. "We follow our storm restoration plan, focusing our efforts on critical infrastructure such as water and sewage systems, hospitals and medical facilities, and then moving to the circuits with the largest number of customers until power is restored to all customers."

Below are customer outages by parish as of 7 p.m.

Parish Number of Customers Without Power

Acadia 3,269
Allen 5,435
Avoyelles 1,206
Beauregard 3,804
Calcasieu 114
Evangeline 4,202
Grant 510
Iberia 11,879
Jefferson Davis 39
Rapides 5,680
Red River 5
St. Landry 1,045
St. Martin 514
St. Mary 2,028
St. Tammany 72
Vermilion 9
Vernon 1,553
Total 41,364

A look at other outages in Acadiana can be found here.

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