Cleco restores power to 90% of customers following storms, tornado

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Pineville, La., June 21, 2019 (8 a.m.) – Following yesterday’s storms and confirmed tornado in central Louisiana, Cleco has restored power to 90 percent of the 19,000 customers who experienced power outages.

“According to the National Weather Service, a tornado touched down in the Ball area,” said James Lass, general manager of distribution operations and emergency management.  “Our crews have been working tirelessly to clear debris, repair broken poles, replace downed power lines and restore power to our customers.” 

As of 8 a.m., Cleco had approximately 1,800 customers without power due to the storms.

Parish Customer outages
Grant 191
Rapides 1,620

“We thank our customers for their patience, and we thank our crews for their hard work to get the lights back on for our customers,” said Lass. 

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