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Cleco crews to wrap up Hurricane Delta restoration Thursday

Crowley, Louisiana damage from Hurricane Delta.
Crowley, Louisiana damage from Hurricane Delta.(Cleco)
Published: Oct. 9, 2020 at 10:46 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 15, 2020 at 9:00 AM CDT
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The following information has been provided by Cleco:

PINEVILLE, La. (Cleco) - As of 8 a.m. Thursday, Cleco had restored power to over 99 percent of customers impacted by Hurricane Delta.

Crews continue working scattered outages in Acadia, Allen, Beauregard, Iberia, Rapides and St. Landry parishes to restore service, and expect all customers who can accept power to have power restored October 15.

Customers are encouraged to follow the safety tips below during and after a storm:

  • Listen to local radio and television stations for power outage and restoration status reports.
  • Operate generators in well-ventilated areas, away from combustible material and keep free of oil, mud and other foreign matter. Plug appliances directly into portable generators with grounded extension cords that can handle the load. Never plug a generator into a wall outlet. It could back feed electricity through your home’s wiring to the entire Cleco circuit and cause injury or death to a worker attempting to repair that circuit. Don’t exceed the rated capacity of the generator and only refuel when the engine is off and cool.
  • Assume all downed power lines are live and stay away. Report downed power lines immediately by calling 1-800-622-6537 and 911. Don’t step in nearby puddles or attempt to move any object that comes in contact with a downed power line.
  • If water is rising, turn off electricity at the main breaker, evacuate and stay away until waters have completely receded. Have a licensed electrician check the wiring before using electricity.

Customers can find the latest storm updates on the company’s Storm Center page at cleco.com and Cleco’s Facebook page @ClecoPower.

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