Initial reports indicate nearly 125,000 Cleco customers are without power following Hurricane Delta
Pineville, La., Oct. 10, 2020 (6 a.m. update) – Hurricane Delta made landfall yesterday and moved across the state overnight, leaving nearly 125,000 Cleco customers without power, according to initial reports.
In addition to Cleco personnel, the company has a storm workforce of roughly 2,100 contractors, which includes damage assessors, distribution line mechanics, distribution and transmission vegetation specialists and transmission contractors, ready to assess damage, clear debris and restore power.
"The safety of our crews, contractors and customers is priority in everything we do. Now that the storm has passed and conditions are improving, damage assessments will begin by land and air, and crews will begin making any necessary system repairs and restoring power," said James Lass," director of distribution operations and emergency management. "We follow our storm restoration plan, focusing our efforts on critical infrastructure such as water and sewage systems, hospitals and medical facilities, and then moving to the circuits with the largest number of customers until power is restored to all customers."
Below are customer outages by parish as of 6 a.m.
Parish Number of Customers Without Power
Jefferson Davis 39
Red River 20
St. Landry 11,487
St. Martin 3,528
St. Mary 6,959
St. Tammany 3,210