Delta Damages; Power restored to more than 80% of customers at noon today (Oct. 12)


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As of noon today, Cleco had restored power to 107,600, or 81 percent, of the more than 132,000 customers who lost power due to Hurricane Delta.

“We continue to make good progress based on the steady decline in our outage numbers,” said James Lass, director of distribution operations and emergency management.  “This is day three of storm restoration, and power has been restored to more than 80 percent of our customers affected by Hurricane Delta.”

Cleco’s latest system damage report shows workers have found 172 downed or broken poles, 522 downed or broken crossarms, 45 miles of power lines down, 676 trees on power lines and 59 damaged transformers.

In addition to Cleco personnel working in various capacities, Cleco brought in more than 2,500 line mechanics, tree trimmers, transmission resources and damage assessors to assist in the restoration efforts.  The company also secured helicopters, airboats, track hoes, bulldozers and marsh buggies for areas that are only accessible with specialized equipment.

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