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Cleco provides update on power restoration in Louisiana

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Posted at 10:24 AM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 14:15:50-04

Cleco is continuing to bring power back to thousands of customers affected by Hurricane Laura.

On Wednesday, September 2, the company shared an updated list of the number of customers that remain without power.

As of 12:00 pm, Cleco says it has restored power to roughly 103,578, or 74 percent, of its 140,000 customers affected by Hurricane Laura.

“Each day, we get closer to that magic number of 100 percent restored, which is what we’re working toward every day,” said James Lass, director of distribution operations and emergency management in a press release. “Because of the widespread damage we’re finding from one neighborhood to the next, this is not a typical storm restoration. In many areas, crews are having to rebuild many sections of our transmission and distribution electrical systems.”

Cleco asks that customers who have started clearing debris from their homes and yards not to pile debris underneath power lines or on top of electrical equipment, as it will likely slow the power restoration process. Customers also should always assume downed power lines are live and stay away. Report downed power lines immediately by calling 1-800-622-6537 and 911.

Below are customer outages by parish as of noon.

  • Acadia - 0
  • Allen - 1,062
  • Avoyelles - 183
  • Beauregard - 4,839
  • Calcasieu - 2,461
  • Catahoula - 18
  • Desoto - 26
  • Evangeline - 229
  • Grant - 5,230
  • Iberia - 0
  • Jefferson Davis - 25
  • Lasalle - 15
  • Natchitoches - 166
  • Rapides - 14,922
  • Red River - 0
  • Sabine - 3,217
  • St. Landry - 28
  • St. Martin - 0

Information on Cleco’s storm restoration efforts can be found on Facebook or by visiting Cleco’s Storm Center page.

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