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Power outages reported after severe weather moves through Acadiana

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Posted at 6:24 AM, Jan 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-11 19:16:20-05

Severe storms in Acadiana have left many without power across the region.

According to outage maps, thousands of customers were without power on Saturday morning. Crews worked throughout the day to restore power to Acadiana residents.

Crews were already out working in several parishes to bring customers back on line.

To see the numbers of those currently without power, click the power outage links below.

To report a power outage, contact your local service provider.

SLEMCO

SLEMCO's outage map shows around 354 customers still without power as of 4 p.m.

Lafayette - 4

Evangeline - 1

Entergy

As of 6 p.m. Saturday evening, about 120 customers remain without power in the Acadiana region. Most affected is Acadia parish, with 71 outages. Stay updated about outages in your area: http://enter.gy/61881bmqY

Cleco

As of 5 p.m., Cleco had restored power to 97 percent of the 12,000 customers who experienced power outages following severe storms across its service territory.

"Crews have been working to restore power since the storms hit last night and early this morning," said James Lass, general manager of distribution operations and emergency management. "The remaining 350 customers experiencing outages are in the central Louisiana parishes of Grant and Rapides. So, in addition to our local crews, we have brought in crews from other areas of the state to help with restoration efforts. With the possible exception of a handful of customers in more remote areas, we anticipate that all customers' power will be restored tonight."

As of 5 p.m., Cleco had under 350 customers without power.

(All power has been restored in Acadiana).

Parish Customer outages as of 5 p.m. are below:

Grant - 121

Rapides - 221

"Crews will work into the night and tomorrow to return power to all customers," said Lass. "We appreciate our customers' patience as crews work safely and efficiently to restore power."

LUS

At last update, LUS says they are experiencing widespread outages with around 1,000 customers without power. Crews are assessing damage and restoring services as quickly as possible.

As of 10 a.m. Saturday, 1,000 customers are without power. If you are experiencing a power outage or see a downed power line, call (337) 291-9200. LUS asks customers to not touch or drive over any downed power lines. Keep a safe distance away from restoration crews and equipment as they are working in your neighborhood.

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On Friday, Cleco announced that crews would be ready to deal with any outages due to potential severe weather.

Cleco advises customers to prepare for potential severe weather