Pineville, La., July 11, 2019 – This morning, Tropical Storm Barry formed in the northern Gulf of Mexico and may become a hurricane before its expected landfall this weekend. While the exact timing, location, intensity and specific threats are still developing, Cleco continues to prepare.
“Cleco is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Barry and preparing for its possible impact across our service territory. All Cleco personnel are on stand-by and ready to respond,” said James Lass, general manager of distribution operations and emergency management. “Additionally, since yesterday, we’ve increased our number of external resources for a total of 800 line mechanics and 395 vegetation specialists.”
For storm preparation and safety tips, as well as up-to-the-minute outage information and restoration efforts, visit Cleco’s Storm Center website www.cleco.com/storm-center or follow the company on Facebook at @ClecoPower.
Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC is a regional energy holding company that conducts its business operations through its subsidiaries, Cleco Power LLC and Cleco Cajun LLC. Cleco Power is a regulated electric public utility company that owns nine generating assets with a total nameplate capacity of 3,310 MWs and serves approximately 290,000 customers in Louisiana through its retail business and supplies wholesale power in Louisiana and Mississippi. Cleco Cajun is an unregulated utility company that owns eight generating assets with a total nameplate capacity of 3,555 MWs, with contracts serving nine Louisiana cooperatives, five wholesale municipal customers and one electric utility. For more information about Cleco, visit us atwww.cleco.com.