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Cleco Updates For Isaac

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PINEVILLE, La. - Cleco has restored 62 percent of outages resulting from Isaac on Friday, and crews continue to work.

Cleco reminds customers to follow all manufacturers' instructions when using portable generators not only for their safety, but also for the safety of the crews.

Current Parish Outage Data: Allen 2; Avoyelles 218; Evangeline 1; Grant 82; Iberia 104; Rapides 532; St. Landry 375; St. Martin 18; St. Mary 951; St. Tammany 32,756 and Washington 771. The total statewide is 35,810.

For continuing coverage on post-storm updates on Isaac, please refer to http://www.kalb.com.

Cleco Storm Tips:

*Clear patio furniture and other objects that could move in high winds and cause damage or injury.

*Have plenty of batteries for flashlights and radios.

*Plan ahead for those with special medical needs.

*Plan for the needs of infants by stocking up on baby food, diapers and formula.

*Buy foods that can be eaten without heating and that do not need refrigeration.

*Unplug sensitive electric appliances like computers and televisions to protect them in the event of unpredictable voltage fluctuations. Turn off central air and heat units.

*Never plug a generator directly into a wall outlet. This can cause back feeding and potentially hurt or kill a worker attempting to repair a power line.

*Stay away from downed lines. Assume all lines are energized and dangerous.

*Call 1-800-622-6537 to report a power outage or dangerous situation.

* For more information, visit http://www.cleco.com.

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