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Cleco updates on power restoration in Louisiana

Posted at 4:56 PM, Sep 04, 2020

As of 8 p.m. today, Cleco had restored power to roughly 121,296, or 87 percent, of the 140,000 customers affected by Hurricane Laura.

Damage Assessment Continues (4 p.m.)

With system assessment and restoration efforts ongoing, the company continues to find damage to its system. Distribution damage to date Crews have found 1,600 downed or broken poles, 1,000 damaged transformers, 4,600 damaged crossarms, 5,500 trees on power lines and approximately 350 miles of distribution conductor down. Transmission damage to date Crews have found 409 trees reported on transmission lines and 167 transmission structures damaged.

Restoration Assessment

Below are restoration updates for impacted parishes. Please note that unexpected damage could impact restoration efforts. Cleco will report updates on areas as they become available. For the most up-to-date information, follow the company on Facebook @ClecoPower and visit Cleco’s website at

Below are customer outages by parish as of 8 p.m.

Parishes and Number of Customers Without Power

Acadia 0

Allen 486

Avoyelles 32

Beauregard 2,735

Calcasieu 2,461

Catahoula 18

Desoto 0

Evangeline 0

Grant 3,413

Iberia 0

Jefferson Davis 23

Lasalle 9

Natchitoches 117

Rapides 6,888

Red River 0

Sabine 575

St. Landry 0

St. Martin 0

St. Mary 0

Vernon 1,947

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