Cleco releases Hurricane Laura Restoration Update

Sept. 4, 2020 – Cleco had restored power to roughly 119,507, or 85 percent, of the 140,000 customers affected by Hurricane Laura.

Damage Assessment Continues

With system assessment and restoration efforts ongoing, the company continues to find damage to its system.

Distribution damage to date
Crews have found 1,600 downed or broken poles, 1,000 damaged transformers, 4,600 damaged crossarms, 5,500 trees on power lines and approximately 350 miles of distribution conductor down.

Transmission damage to date
Crews have found 409 trees reported on transmission lines and 167 transmission structures damaged.

Restoration Assessment

Below are restoration updates for impacted parishes. Please note that unexpected damage could impact restoration efforts. Cleco will report updates on areas as they become available. For the most up-to-date information, follow the company on Facebook @ClecoPower and visit Cleco’s website at cleco.com.

Allen Parish
Elizabeth
Saturday, Sept. 5 expected restoration

Oakdale
Monday, Sept. 7 expected restoration

Oberlin
Wednesday, Sept. 9
Power restored to customers in city limits. Estimate power restoration to remaining customers outside city limits by Wednesday, Sept. 9

Kinder
Wednesday, Sept. 9
Power restored to customers in city limits. Estimate power restoration to customers outside city limits by Wednesday, Sept. 9

Grant Parish
Pollock
Friday, Sept. 4
Barron Road off Hwy. 165 N.
Humphries off Hwy. 165 N.
Crawford Loop
Martin Acres
Sherwood Forest
Springhill Road and Springhill Loop

Saturday, Sept. 5
One town water well
Lumberton Subdivision
Crews are working on Dyson Circle Road and expect a two to three-day restoration effort

Monday, Sept. 7
The main line on Hwy. 8 toward Fishville – Bodies Landing

Thursday, Sept. 10
Camp Hardtner area from Hunt Plywood Plant
Colfax

Friday, Sept. 4
Control House Road and Youngblood Road
Dixon Hill Road
Slayter Nichols Road

Saturday, Sept. 5
Main line on Hwy. 8 South

Sunday, Sept. 6
Nantachie area

Monday, Sept. 7
Katherine Cove
US 71 and Smith Road

Friday, Sept. 11
Iatt Dam Road – Hyde Landing – Abe Hall Road

Dry Prong
Friday, Sept. 4
Larry Braxley Road – Bethel Church Road

Sunday, Sept. 6
Hwy. 123 W.

Friday, Sept. 11
Landfill Rd./Liberty Chappel Road
Crews began working on Nelms Loop today, Friday, Sept. 4. Currently, no estimated restoration time.

Bentley
Work on Hwy 8 from Bentley going west to Parsonage Road, Grey Circle Road, Tommy Smith Road and Mundy Loop is ongoing
Expect to restore power today, Friday, Sept. 4 to some customers along Hwy. 8

Rapides Parish
Pineville
Friday, Sept. 4
Wildwood
Pearce Road
Stone Gate Villa Townhouses (possibly)

Saturday, Sept. 5
Windy Lane
Wonder Lane
Wood Drift Circle
Northwood Drive
Sandy Lane
Audrey Drive
Kathy Drive

Libuse/Esler Field
Friday, Sept. 4
Holiday Boulevard
Lake Drive
Holiday Circle
Choctaw Hill
Arrowhead

Saturday, Sept. 5
Donahue Ferry Road
Grand Pierre
Dauzart Lane

Glenmora
Monday, Sept. 7
Power restored to 85 percent of customers. Estimate power will be restored to remaining customers by Monday, Sept. 7.

Forest Hill
Tuesday, Sept. 8
Power restored to 85 percent of customers. Estimate power will be restored to remaining customers by Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Sabine Parish
Friday, Sept. 4
Zwolle, Many, Toledo Bend Corridor

Vernon Parish
Saturday, Sept. 5
Lions Camp Club Community

Monday, Sept. 7
Lee Hill Subdivision
Leesville city limits
Crews continue to work scattered outages.

Beauregard Parish
DeRidder – Power restored to critical infrastructure, and some downtown businesses. Since yesterday, Sept. 3, power restored to 888 customers. Extreme damage; restoration will be a multiweek effort.
Merryville – Crews are working in this area and will remain until power is restored to all customers. Extreme damage; restoration will be a multiweek project.

Calcasieu Parish
Dequincy – One of the hardest hit areas. Crews are working to clear debris and assess damage. Infrastructure must be rebuilt before power can be restored.