Power companies prepare for Hurricane Delta

Scheduled power outage
Posted at 1:24 PM, Oct 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-07 14:24:45-04

Power companies across Acadiana are making final preparations ahead of Hurricane Delta.

Several hundred electric contractors have been brought on board to help local power companies LUS, SLEMCO, Cleco, and Entergy employees restore power knocked out during the storm.

Teams from Florida and parts of Louisiana on stand by to assist following the storm power crews will work outages until winds make it unsafe to continue. After the storm passes, crews will begin working outages as soon as winds die down to that same threshold.

" Everyone should be checking supplies and making an evacuation plan now for their family," said SLEMCO Spokesperson Mary Laurent. "Evacuating is particularly important for those in low-lying areas, or those who have medical conditions and rely on power for medical equipment. We will restore power as quickly and safely as possible, but all families should plan to be self-sustaining for an extended timeframe."