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Power restored to 89 percent of customers impacted by Hurricane Laura

Posted at 9:47 AM, Sep 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-05 21:56:11-04

PINEVILLE, La. – Sept. 5 2020 – As of 8 p.m. Saturday, Cleco had restored power to 89 percent, or 124,863, of the 140,000 customers affected by Hurricane Laura.

"Because of the widespread nature of the damage and the vast number of trees that have pulled down utility poles and power lines, we want to remind customers not to remove a tree from a power line because the line may not be grounded and de-energized," said James Lass, director of distribution operations and emergency management. "Now is not the time to let your guard down. Always assume all downed power lines are energized."

To report a downed or burning power line or any other type of dangerous situation involving electricity, contact Cleco's customer call center at 1-800-622-6537 and press option 1.

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

Parishes % of Customers With Power

Acadia 100%

Allen 95%

Avoyelles 100%

Beauregard 48%

Calcasieu 3%

Catahoula 61%

Desoto 100%

Evangeline 100%

Grant 65%

Iberia 100%

Jefferson Davis 40%

Lasalle 40%

Natchitoches 85%

Rapides 89%

Red River 100%

Sabine 98%

St. Landry 100%

St. Martin 100%

St. Mary 100%

Vernon 70%

Percentages are based on total customers affected by Hurricane Laura; not Cleco's total customer base.

For additional information on Cleco’s storm restoration efforts, follow the company on Facebook @ClecoPower or visit Cleco’s Storm Center page at

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