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Cleco to wrap up power restoration in Grant, Rapides, and Vernon Parishes Friday

Posted at 5:02 PM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 18:02:09-04

As of 4 p.m., Cleco had restored power to 99 percent of the 140,000 customers affected by Hurricane Laura.

"There are a small number of customers without power in Grant, Rapides and Vernon parishes, and we're working to restore power to these remaining customers today. Any customer in one of these three parishes who does not have power after today, should call and report an outage," said James Lass, director of distribution operations and emergency management. "Crews will continue to work in Beauregard and Calcasieu parishes until all customers have power."

Instructions for customers in Grant, Rapides and Vernon parishes who do not have power after Friday, Sept. 11: Please call Cleco at 1-800-622-6537 to report a power outage. Instructions for customers who need a reconnect after repairs If there is any damage to your home or business or to the electrical service entrance that may pose a danger if power is restored, Cleco cannot energize the service until repairs are made by a licensed electrician. Once repairs are made, the electrician should call the appropriate governing authority in your area for instructions regarding permitting and inspections.

Parish, Number of Customers Without Power, % of Customers With Power Restored

Allen 87, 99%
Beauregard 392, 93%
Calcasieu 1,140, 55%
Grant 18, 99%
Jefferson Davis 5, 88%
Natchitoches 21, 97%
Rapides 214, 99%
Vernon 73, 99%

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