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SLEMCO prepared as Tropical Storm Sally moves closer to Louisiana's coast

Posted at 4:39 PM, Sep 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-13 17:39:03-04

SLEMCO says that if Sally makes any moves towards the west, they are prepared to restore possible power outages after the landfall of what is expected to become Hurricane Sally.

The company says they are ready with extra materials, equipment and personnel.

“Even though Sally is expected to make landfall to the East of most, but not all, of our system, its our duty and responsibility to prepare for what could happen if she makes any sort of wobble to the West,” said SLEMCO Spokesperson Mary Laurent. “We have more than 100 contracted lineworkers already secured to assist our own crews as they restore power.”

The company says that All SLEMCO customers should make plans and be prepared.

“Everyone should be checking supplies and making an evacuation plan now for their family,” Laurent said.

SLEMCO provides power to over 109,000 customers in Acadia, Avoyelles, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin and Vermilion Parishes.

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