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Cleco reporting 126,000 customers without power

Cleco makes changes to computer system, including payments
Posted at 7:08 AM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-27 08:08:36-04

As Hurricane Laura continues to move across the state, Cleco is reporting 126,000 customers are without power.

Cleco Power has a combined workforce of 1,900 ready to respond to system damage and power outages caused by Laura.

The safety of our crews, contractors and customers is priority in everything we do. Once conditions are safe, line crews will patrol to assess damage by land and air and begin restoration efforts.

One of the most dangerous parts of a storm is oftentimes right after it passes.

Officials say assume all downed power lines are live and stay away.

Customers without power:

Acadia - 6,402

Allen - 5,862

Avoyelles - 9,807

Beauregard - 5,001

Calcasieu - 2,461

Catahoula - 42

Desoto -107

Evangeline - 11,887

Grant - 7,056

Iberia - 16,684

Jefferson Davis - 39

Lasalle - 15

Natchitoches - 540

Rapides - 39,352

Sabine - 4,900

St. Landry - 6,825

St. Martin - 874

St. Mary - 2,816

St. Tammany - 69

Vermilion - 9

Vernon - 5,394

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