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Cleco reminding customers to be prepared for hurricane season

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Posted at 2:08 PM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 15:08:30-04

Cleco is encouraging customers to prepare for the start of the 2020 Atlantic Basin Hurricane Season.

The season officially begins June 1 and ends November 30.

“With the 2020 hurricane season almost here, we’re asking our customers to start preparing now,” said James Lass, director of distribution operations and emergency management. “We also want our customers to factor the COVID-19 pandemic into their plan just as we are doing at Cleco. We’re taking steps to protect our customers, workers and the general public in the event of a hurricane during the pandemic.”

For the 2020 season, meteorologists are predicting above-normal activity with an above-average probability that major hurricanes will make landfall along the continental United States.

Below are steps that Cleco says their customers can take to prepare for the 2020 hurricane season:

  • Make a list of important phone numbers.
  • Put all important documents in a waterproof container.
  • Plan an evacuation route and ensure family members are aware of the route.
  • Know where emergency shelters are located.
  • Prepare a storm kit – gather supplies you might need during a power outage, including flashlights, batteries, canned food, manual can opener, bottled water, medication and a first aid kit.
  • Plan ahead for special or medical needs, including your pets.
  • Make provisions for a generator, if needed, and test the generator to ensure it works.

More storm preparedness tips can be found online at and by following Cleco on Facebook.

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