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Power outages increasing as Hurricane Ida moves inland over southeast Louisiana

32,559 Cleco customers without power,


PINEVILLE, La. – Aug. 29, 2021 (5 p.m.) Over 32,000 Cleco customers were without poweras of 5 p.m. due to Hurricane Ida which made landfall in southeast Louisiana earlier today as a Category 4 Hurricane.  The majority of these outage are in St. Tammany Parish.

As Hurricane Ida moves inland, power outages are increasing.  Once the storm passes, and it is safe for crews to assess damage and make repairs, estimated restoration times will be provided,” said Clint Robichaux, manager of distribution operations support.  “In the meantime, we encourage our customers and all those in the affected areas to shelter in place and take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and their property.”

In addition to Cleco personnel, the company has over 2,000 contractors to assist with storm restoration and will continue to adjust its resources as needed.  

Power Outages as of 5 p.m.  

Parish

Customers Affected

Customers Served

Evangeline

24

16,461

Iberia

873

28,825

St. Mary

2,607

18,905

St. Tammany

28,936

96,974

Vermilion

9

9

Washington

110

799

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