Cleco offers more restoration updates on impacted parishes
Sept. 1, 2020 – As of 6 p.m. today, power has been restored to over 97,000 of the 140,000 customers affected by Hurricane Laura.
Below are restoration updates on impacted parishes. Cleco will report updates on areas as they become available.
Grant and Rapides parishes
The crews in Rapides and Grant parishes have made progress restoring customers’ power. To-date, power has been restored to nearly 26,000 customers in these two parishes.
Forest Hill: Crews are working and expect to complete restoration by the end of the week.
Glenmora: Power will be restored to some customers tomorrow afternoon. It is expected that power will be restored to remaining customers by the end of the week.
DeSoto, Natchitoches, Red River and Sabine parishes
Campti: Power restored to all customers who can receive it.
Clarence: Power restored to the Port of Natchitoches.
Stanley Community on Toledo Bend: Power should be restored today to all customers who can receive it.
Pelican community: Power should be restored today to all customers who can receive it.
Natchitoches Parish: Power restored to all customers who can receive it.
Converse/Lake Area: Last night, power was restored to majority of customers who can receive power. Crews expect power to be restored to remaining customers today.
Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu and Vernon parishes
Rosepine, Leesville, DeRidder and Dequincy: These areas are heavily damaged. Crews are working and additional resources are being allocated. While crews will be working from daylight until dark, this could be a multiweek restoration project.
Oakdale: Power to critical infrastructure has been restored. Crews working on residential customers.
Town of Elizabeth: Tree trimmers currently working to remove debris. Crews estimate restoration will take four to five days.
Kinder: Power restored to the casino last night, as well as to customers inside the city limits. Crews also working to restore power to the rural areas outside the city.