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LSUA Releases Secondary Logo

The following has been released to Q93 from LSUA:


 

LSUA RELEASES SECONDARY LOGO

 

ALEXANDRIA, La – The Louisiana State University of Alexandria is excited to announce the release of a new secondary logo to complement its creative assets of the university.

 

The logo utilizes the fountain, one of the most iconic elements on campus, mixed with a modern, artistic feel.

 

“The new logo is a breath of fresh air for the university,” said LSUA Chancellor Dr. Paul Coreil. “As LSUA quickly becomes one of the premiere university’s in the state, it is imperative that we continue to expand and grow the university brand.”

 

The fountain was built in 2001 as part of the Plaza Renovation Project. The LSUA Foundation spearheaded this project to create a more attractive space for student functions, now known as the The Quad. The fountain was incorporated to highlight past LSUA donors while also providing the backdrop for the stage/performance area. The walls of the fountain were painted by local artist Leslie Elliotsmith and display the names of individuals and businesses who made substantial contributions to the LSUA Foundation.

 

Just recently, the university had the fountain restored as part of an ongoing campus beautification initiative.

 

“The addition of the fountain icon seeks to provide a modern look for a campus rich in history, allowing others to glean a glimpse of the beauty right here on the LSUA campus,” said LSUA Assistant Vice Chancellor for Strategic Communications, Elizabeth Jonson.

Cleco Crews to Wrap Up Power Restoration in Remaining Areas Today

The following has been released to Q93 from Cleco: 

 

PINEVILLE, La. – Jan. 12, 2021 – As of 8:30 a.m., Cleco had restored power to approximately
5,100 of the 5,300 customers who lost power after a mix of ice and snow moved through north
and central Louisiana.


“The remaining customers without power are expected to have power today if they can receive
power,” said James Lass, director of distribution operations and emergency management. “If
there is any damage to your home, business or to the electrical service entrance that may pose
a danger if power is restored, Cleco cannot energize the service until repairs are made by a
licensed electrician. Once repairs are made, the electrician should call the appropriate
governing authority for instructions regarding permitting and inspections.”


Power Outages as of 8:30 a.m.
DeSoto Parish – 103
Natchitoches Parish – 44
Sabine Parish – 92


Customers who do not have power by this evening should call Cleco customer service at 1-800-
622-6537 to report the power outage. For updates on power outages, visit the Cleco Storm Center at www.cleco.com or follow the company on Facebook at @ClecoPower.

Power Restored to Over 75 Percent of Customers Impacted by Winter Weather

The following has been released to Q93 from Cleco:
 

PINEVILLE, La. – Jan. 11, 2021 (5 p.m. update) – As of 5 p.m. today, Cleco had restored power to roughly 4,000 of the 5,300 customers affected by the mix of ice and snowthat moved through north and central Louisiana. 

Cleco estimates the majority of its customers should have their power back on today with some scattered outages overnight.

“We anticipate most customers will have their power restored tonight, but some customers in the Stanley Lake, Pleasant Hill and Pelican communities could be without power overnight,” said James Lass, director of distribution operations and emergency management.  “Crews are continuing to work into the night with the goal of restoringpower to all customers.”

Power Outages as of 5 p.m.
DeSoto Parish – 900
Grant Parish – 5
Natchitoches Parish – 77
Rapides Parish – 43
Red River Parish – 10
Sabine Parish – 174

For updates on power outages, visit the Cleco Storm Center at www.cleco.com or follow the company on Facebook at @ClecoPower.

Cleco Crews Working to Restore Power After Winter Weather Hits Central and Northern Parishes

The following has been released to Q93 from Cleco:

 

 

PINEVILLE, La. – Jan. 11, 2021 – Approximately 4,300Cleco customers are without power this morning due to ice and snow in parts of Louisiana that began last night and continued into early this morning. 

“The majority of these outages are in north and central Louisiana which were hit the hardest.  The roads and ditches are iced over, so in some instances the crews must find alternative routes or wait until conditions improvebefore restoration efforts can begin,” said James Lass, director of distribution operations and emergency management.  “There are many challenges associated with restoring power in icy conditions, but our crews will work until power is restored to all customers.”


Reasons for power outages during ice and snow:

• Trees can become heavy and brittle due to the accumulation of ice and snow, breaking and falling onto our system.

• Power lines and other equipment can become damaged due to the weight of ice and snow on the system.

 

Safety tips: 

• Operate portable generators outdoors in well-ventilated areas and plug appliances directly into generators with grounded extension cords. Never plug a generator into a wall outlet.

• Assume all downed power lines are live and stay away.  Report downed power lines immediately by calling 1-800-622-6537 and 911. 
 

Power Outages as of 9 a.m.
DeSoto – 2,190
Evangeline – 32
Grant – 123
Iberia – 16
Lasalle – 11
Natchitoches – 96
Rapides – 545
Red River – 256
Sabine – 1,065
Vernon – 6


For updates on power outages, visit the Cleco Storm Center at www.cleco.com or follow the company on Facebook at @ClecoPower.

LSUA Closed on Monday 1/11/21

The following has been released to Q93 from LSUA:

 

 

ALEXANDRIA, La - Due to the impending weather for late Sunday evening (Jan. 10) and early Monday morning (Jan. 11), LSUA will be closed on January 11. All offices will be closed and all classes will be cancelled – this includes both online and on-campus courses. 

 

As of now, a mix of rain and possibly snow is predicted for the Central Louisiana area. With falling temperatures, roads and bridges could become hazardous. It is with an abundance of caution that the decision was made to close, as the health and safety of the university family remains our priority.  

 

The university plans to reopen on Tuesday, January 12. Any deadline changes for the university calendar will be forthcoming.

Rapides Parish Schools and Offices Closed Monday 1/11/21

The following has been released to Q93 from the Rapides Parish School Board: 

 

"Out of an abundance of caution due to the increased potential for freezing temperatures mixed with precipitation during normal transportation times, all Rapides Parish schools and offices will be closed tomorrow, Monday, January 11, 2021.

 

We pray everyone stays safe and let’s continue to show the world that Rapides Parish truly is #bettertogether!"

City of Alexandria Preparing for Anticipated Winter Weather Sunday

The following has been released to Q93 from the City of Alexandria:

 

 

Alexandria, La. (Jan. 8, 2021) — Current forecasts from the National Weather Service indicate a potential for a wintery mix of weather, ranging from snow to icy rain or sleet, in the Alexandria area on Sunday. The city encourages residents to make preparations now in the event local roads or bridges become impassable due to ice. 

 

“The safety of our citizens is our primary concern,” said Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall. “We don’t know if we will get snow, sleet or just rain. Either way, we encourage residents to monitor weather conditions and to avoid travelling Sunday if roads are slick or icy.”

 

Hall noted Public Works employees are prepared to sand roads and bridges if necessary. Utility Systems Director Michael Marcotte said electric distribution crews are on standby to deal with any power outages. “We are actively monitoring the weather forecast and will have crews ready and prepared to respond as needed,” Marcotte said.

 

Customers are reminded that when storms occur resulting in power outages they may report the outage online through the AlexConnects app. Downed wires, poles, and other equipment should be reported to the Electric Distribution Department at (318) 473-1301. Residents are reminded to avoid downed lines as they may still be energized and avoid driving on slick or icy roadways. Also, residents should stay indoors and off the roads if possible during any storm and exercise extreme caution while driving after a storm as crews and equipment may be clearing debris and making repairs along roads throughout the city.  

Disaster Recovery Center/Appeal Center Closing in Rapides Parish

The following has been released to Q93 from FEMA: 
 

 

BATON ROUGE, La.– The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC)/Appeal Center in Alexandria will permanently close at 5 p.m. Dec. 29.

 

The center is at:

 

Rapides Coliseum

5600 Coliseum Blvd

Alexandria, LA 71303

 

Other Appeal Centers in Louisiana remain open. They all have an outdoor sitting area to allow safe COVID-19 compliant discussions with FEMA staff. Masks or face coverings are required for everyone. Survivors can ask about the appeals process, discuss documentation requirements and get help with filing an appeal.

 

No appointments are necessary. Centers are open Monday through Friday; hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., closed Sundays.

 

Louisiana hurricane survivors may visit any other DRC in the state. To locate the nearest center or check hours of operation, visit: egateway.fema.gov/ESF6/DRCLocator. DRCs are operated by FEMA and theGovernor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness.

Survivors do not need to visit a center to apply for federal assistance or update applications. To apply, ask questions or submit information:

Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585, visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov or download the FEMA Mobile App at fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/app.

For the latest information on Hurricane Laura, visit fema.gov/disaster/4559. Or, for Hurricane Delta, visit fema.gov/disaster/4570. Follow the FEMA Region 6 Twitter account at twitter.com/FEMARegion6

City, Police Department Seek Public Aid Regarding ATVs on Streets

The following has been released to Q93 from the City of Alexandria: 
 

 

Alexandria, La. (Dec. 27, 2020) — Mayor Jeff Hall and the Alexandria Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance in reducing the number of people riding All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) on city streets. 

 

“ATVs are for off-road use only,” Hall said. “Over the Christmas holidays we have seen a large number of people operating ATVs on city streets, which is extremely dangerous. Often the riders are going extremely fast and without helmets. I would hate to see a tragedy occur if an ATV rider were to get into an accident on their own or with a vehicle.”

 

Interim Police Chief Ronney Howard said, “This is a very significant safety issue. We are asking residents if they know who any of these riders are to please call us at 318-449-5099. Callers may remain anonymous. We just want to get these ATV riders off the streets before someone gets seriously injured.”

 

APD has been working for several months to address an increase in ATV activity on city streets. Reports of ATV riders operating on streets has been decreasing, but this weekend officers saw a significant increase in the number of ATVs on major city streets including Jackson Street and on I-49.

2021 Alexandria Mayor's Youth Council Members Announced

The following has been released to Q93 from the City of Alexandria:


 

Alexandria, La. (Dec. 21, 2020) — Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall announces the selection of 14 Alexandria high school students to serve on the 2021 Alexandria Mayor’s Youth Council. High school juniors and seniors at public as well as private Alexandria high schools were eligible to participate.

 

“I think it is extremely important to involve our young people in government and community affairs,” Hall said. “I have found young people are very interested in being involved in working to improve our community. We just have to find a way to give them opportunities and a platform where their voices can be heard. That is why we created this youth council. We had a great group of students last year with our inaugural group, and I am looking forward to getting the input and suggestions from these new outstanding students.”

 

The mission of the Alexandria Mayor’s Youth Council is to provide ongoing and direct input on government policies and practices that may affect young people; recommend and foster initiatives for and by youth; act as a communication link between the local government and the young people of the City of Alexandria; promote and recognize the abilities, accomplishments and contributions of young people in the community; and plan and conduct service projects that benefit local citizens.

 

Students selected for the 2021 Alexandria Mayor’s Youth Council are:

 

Laura Ajlani, Bolton High School; Allison Rae Antoon, Holy Savior Menard Central High; Mia Coco, Alexandria Senior High; Darrius Davidson, Peabody Magnet High School; Audrey Mae DeWitt, Holy Savior Menard Central High; Sarah Gad, Holy Savior Menard Central High; Jada General, Peabody Magnet High School; Paige Johnson, University Academy; Hafsa Mansoor, University Academy; Tariq Miles, Peabody Magnet High School; Walker Pearson, Alexandria Senior High School; Jackson Cole Sues, Holy Savior Menard Central High; Vacia Whorton, Alexandria Senior High School; and Madison Williams, Alexandria Senior High School.

Pineville Christmas Parade Canceled

The following has been released to Q93 from the City of Pineville:

 

Out of abundance of caution, the City of Pineville has canceled the annual Pineville Christmas Parade due to COVID-19. The Pineville Christmas Parade was tentatively scheduled for December 11th. Pineville City Hall traditions such as tours of our Gingerbread house and Santa House are also canceled for the 2020 holiday season.

 

With COVID-19 on the rise, the City of Pineville wants our citizens and employees to stay safe, and we feel this is best option for our community. We recommend that you look at the CDC guidelines for holidays, specifically their recommendations for Thanksgiving and Christmas which can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html

 

Please continue to follow Pineville’s Facebook page for information or call Pineville City Hall at 318-449-5650.

Fire Destroys Former Visitor's Locker Room Building at Bringhurst Field

The following has been released to Q93 from

the City of Alexandria: 
 

Alexandria, La. (Nov. 13, 2020) — An early morning fire resulted in the complete destruction of the former visitor’s locker room building at BringhurstField.  

 

Firefighters received the call a little after 2 a.m. There were no injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

City workers have barricaded the area around the burned debris, which is blocking Cotton Wright Drive which runs between Bringhurst Field and the Alexandria Zoo. Cotton Wright Drive is currently closed until further notice.

 

Residents are asked to avoid the area. If anyone has information about the fire, please contact Alexandria Fire Prevention at 318-441-6608.

Alexandria Road Closures

The City of Alexandria has notified Q93 of two road closures: 


 

There will be a lane closure beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, Nov. 2, for approximately one month of the northbound travel lanes of Masonic Drive. Signage and barricading will be installed to reduce traffic to one lane in each direction shifting all traffic flow to the southbound lanes. The lane closure/traffic shift will begin immediately north of the traffic signal at the intersection of Masonic Drive and the South MacArthur Drive Service Road (mall entrance) and extend north to between the two entrance drives at Mid State Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine.
 

 

There will be a road closure beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, until 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5, from 2602 to 2616 Overton St. The Alexandria Utility System Water Department will be making repairs. Drivers are urged to be alert and follow all signs and barricades. Please use caution and allow extra time for your commute

Two Louisiana Parishes Added for FEMA Housing Assistance

The following has been released to Q93 from FEMA:

 

FEMA has added two parishes, Grant and Rapides, to its program for direct temporary housing units for hurricane survivors whose homes were made unlivable due to Hurricane Laura.


Those who have already registered with FEMA for assistance need not register again.


FEMA determines if applicants are eligible and pairs them with the best available housing solution to meet their needs. Options can include:
• Manufactured housing units or recreational vehicles (RVs) placed on a private, commercial or group site;
• Direct Lease, which is the leasing of existing ready-for-occupancy housing; and
• Multi-Family Lease and Repair, where FEMA enters into a lease agreement with the
owner of multifamily rental properties and makes repairs in order to provide temporary housing for applicants.


An occupant’s need for housing assistance will be re-evaluated on a regular basis to determine continued eligibility.

"Taste of the State Fair" and Junior Livestock Show Kick Off Thursday

The following has been released to Q93 from the State Fair of Louisiana:


SHREVEPORT, LA. 

As many already know, the State Fair of Louisiana was originally scheduled to kick off this week but had to be rescheduled because of COVID-19, however, all is not lost for this year. This Thursday, October 29th, the State Fair of Louisiana will host “Taste of the State Fair” at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds and will run through November 8th.  Over a dozen of the top State Fair food vendors will be set up and selling some of your favorite fair food items including, Corn Dogs, Funnel Cakes, Chicken on a Stick, Turkey Legs, Philly Cheesesteak, Polish and Italian Sausage, Gyros, Tacos, Pork Tenderloin, Cotton Candy, Candy Apples, and much more. The hours are from 11am to 8pm daily with free parking and admission.
 
In conjunction with the “Taste of The State Fair”, the Jr. Livestock Show is also set to begin this week. 4-H and FFA youth from all over the state will bring their animals to compete at the State Fair of Louisiana Junior Livestock Show which will also begin this Thursday, October 29th and will end with the Jr. Livestock Sale on Wednesday, November 4th.   
 
Other events taking place during the “Taste of the State Fair” are the National Brahman Cattle Show (Nov. 5 – Nov.7), Sunday Funday Market (Nov. 1 & Nov. 8), and the Taste of Louisiana Car Show (Nov. 7, 10am-2pm).  The Social Circle is also bringing Drive-In Movies back to the fairgrounds on Saturday, October 31st.  “A Spooky Night at The Drive-In Movies” will feature three movies including: Hocus Pocus at 5pm, Halloween (2018) at 8pm and Us at 10pm.  Admission is $20 per vehicle and tickets can be pre-purchased online at universe.com or purchased at the gate.
 
The dates for the 114th State Fair of Louisiana are April 29 - May 9, 2021. The eleven-day run will feature food, rides, live music, free shows and attractions.  Once this Fair is over, organizers will begin working on the 115th State Fair scheduled to open on October 28, 2021.

For more information on the State Fair of Louisiana, you can visit: www.statefairoflouisiana.com.   
 

Applications Available for 2020 Mayor's Youth Council

The following has been released to Q93 from the City of Alexandria: 
 

Alexandria, La. (Oct. 22, 2019) — Applications are now being accepted for the 2020-2021 Alexandria Mayor’s Youth Council. High school juniors and seniors at public as well as private Alexandria high schools are eligible to participate.

 

Launched in 2019, the mission of the Alexandria Mayor’s Youth Council is to provide ongoing and direct input on government policies and practices that may affect young people; recommend and foster initiatives for and by youth; act as a communication link between the local government and the young people of the City of Alexandria; promote and recognize the abilities, accomplishments and contributions of young people in the community; and plan and conduct service projects that benefit local citizens.

 

To apply, students may download an application from the Mayor’s Office page on the City of Alexandria website at https://www.cityofalexandriala.com/office-mayor.
 

Students may also get applications from their school. Deadline to apply is Nov. 6. At least one representative from each Alexandria high school will be selected to serve on the council, with a minimum of 8 members and a maximum of 12.

Cleco Warns Customers to Beware of Fraudulent Phone Calls and Text Messages

The following has been released to Q93 from Cleco:



PINEVILLE, La. – Oct. 21, 2020 – Scammers are at it again, and Cleco wants customers to be on alert and know the signs to protect themselves.

 

“We’ve received reports of fraudulent phone calls and text messages to our customers by scammers claiming to be from Cleco and threatening service disconnection if customers don’t make an immediate payment,” said Ron Smith, director of customer experience.  “Cleco will never demand immediate payment or ask customers to pay with a pre-paid card.  Customers should always contact Cleco directly if they have questions about their bill or payment due date.”

Customers who are unsure of their account status can visit a customer service office, call 1-800-622-6537, use the Contact Us form on cleco.com, direct message Cleco on Facebook at @ClecoPower, or verify their account information through Cleco’s online customer account management service, MyAccount, at cleco.com.

“Scammers use multiple tactics to contact customers, so we want customers to be on alert for fraudulent phone calls, text messages, emails and in-person scammers posing as Cleco personnel,” said Smith.

Customers should be aware of these common utility scams:

• Disconnection Deception
Scammers call threatening disconnection of your service unless you make an immediate payment with a pre-paid card.

• Overpayment Tactic
Scammers call claiming you overpaid your bill, and you need to provide your personal bank account information or a credit card number to facilitate a refund.

• Vacate Your Home
Scammers claim there is a need to replace your meter or other equipment, and you must leave your home for 72 hours.

• Power Restoration Charge
Scammers call offering to restore your electricity more quickly for a fee after a severe storm.

• Identification Attack
Rather than directing victims to call a 1-800 number, the scammers direct callers to press 1 to collect more data in an attempt to get your personal information.

Customers who suspect that they have been victims of fraud, or who feel threatened during contact with one of these scammers, should contact Cleco and local law enforcement authorities. 

City Announces Plans for Trick-or-Treating, Halloween Candy Stop Event

The following has been released to Q93 from the City of Alexandria:

 

 

Alexandria, La. (October 19, 2020) — The City of Alexandria has established 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, as the official Trick-or-Treat times.

 

“With COVID-19 concerns, we understand that some people may choose not to participate in traditional trick-or-treat activities this year, and that is fine. But we believe those who want to participate should have the opportunity to do so as long as they follow Phase 3 guidelines as far as the number of people in groups, wearing protective face masks – not just decorative costume masks – and practicing social distancing,” said Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall. “Residents who do not want children coming to their door should simply turn off their porch lights and those who are participating should do their best to maintain a safe distance from the children as they come by to receive their candy or treat.”

 

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) considers traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating a “high risk” activity. However, that risk drops to “medium” when social distancing efforts are established, including having a one-way flow of traffic and the ability to have individual packets of candy placed in such a way that children don’t touch pieces they don’t take for themselves.Suggestions include creating individual “grab bags” of candy or placing candy on platters or baking sheets rather than in bowls. Anyone who is feeling ill, is currently positive for COVID-19 or has been in contact with someone who is positive or is showing signs of COVID-19 infection should not participate nor should those at heightened risk of infection.

 

On Oct. 30, from 6-8 p.m., the City of Alexandria will host a Halloween Candy Stop for children 18 and younger. The drive-thru event will be held at the Alexander Fulton Mini Park on Murray Street across from City Hall. Children may remain safely in vehicles as they pass by to collect pre-packaged candy. Sponsors of the event include the Rapides Parish School Board, Central Louisiana Technical and Community College, Louisiana State University of Alexandria, Cenla Juvenile Officer’s Association, Cenla Area Agency on Aging, Arna Bontemps African American Museum, Hotel Bentley, Holiday Inn Convention Center, Aetna, Demar Dotson and Alexandria City Marshal Jerome Hopewell.

 

Due to damage to The Alexandria Zoo from Hurricanes Laura and Delta the annual Zoo Boo event will not be held this year.

Crews to Wrap Up Hurricane Delta Restoration Efforts Today

The following has been released to Q93 from Cleco: 

 

 

PINEVILLE, La. – Oct. 15, 2020 (8 a.m. update) – As of 8 a.m. today, Cleco had restored power to over 99 percentof customers impacted by Hurricane Delta.  

Crews continue working scattered outages in Acadia, Allen, Beauregard, Iberia, Rapides and St. Landryparishes to restore service, and expect all customers who can accept power to have power restored today.  


For additional information on Cleco’s storm response, follow the company on Facebook @ClecoPower or visit Cleco’s Storm Center page at cleco.com.  

Crews to Wrap Up Hurricane Delta Restoration Efforts Today

The following has been released to Q93 from Cleco: 

 

 

PINEVILLE, La. – Oct. 15, 2020 (8 a.m. update) – As of 8 a.m. today, Cleco had restored power to over 99 percentof customers impacted by Hurricane Delta.  

Crews continue working scattered outages in Acadia, Allen, Beauregard, Iberia, Rapides and St. Landryparishes to restore service, and expect all customers who can accept power to have power restored today.  


For additional information on Cleco’s storm response, follow the company on Facebook @ClecoPower or visit Cleco’s Storm Center page at cleco.com.  

Power Restored to 96 Percent of Cleco Customers Impacted by Hurricane Delta

The following has been released to Q93 from Cleco:

 

 

PINEVILLE, La. – Oct. 13, 2020 (7 p.m.) – As of 7 p.m., Cleco had restored power to 126,692, or 96 percent, of the more than 132,000 customers who lost power due to Hurricane Delta.  

Below is restoration information by parish as of 7p.m.:

 

Parishes

% of Customers With 
Power Restored

Acadia

87%

Allen

99%

Avoyelles

99%

Beauregard

95%

Calcasieu

64%

Catahoula

100%

Evangeline

99%

Grant

98%

Iberia

99%

Jefferson Davis

70%

Lasalle

100%

Natchitoches

99%

Rapides

99%

Sabine

100%

St. Landry

87%

St. Martin

100%

St. Mary

99%

St. Tammany

100%

Vermilion

100%

Vernon

94%

Washington

100%

Percentages are based on total customers affected by Hurricane Delta (132,198); 
not Cleco’s total customer base.

Power Restored to Nearly 90 Percent of Customers Impacted by Hurricane Delta

The following has been released to Q93 from Cleco:


 

PINEVILLE, La. – Oct. 12, 2020 (7 p.m. update) – As of 7 p.m., Cleco had restored power to 114,823, or 87percent, of the more than 132,000 customers impacted byHurricane Delta.  

Below are customer outages by parish as of 7 p.m. 

Parishes

Number of Customers Without Power

Acadia

5,368

Allen

672

Avoyelles

191

Beauregard

893

Calcasieu

150

Catahoula

0

Evangeline

178

Grant

1,423

Iberia

1,670

Jefferson Davis

25

Lasalle

11

Natchitoches

47

Rapides

2,136

Sabine

2

St. Landry

3,869

St. Martin

49

St. Mary

43

St. Tammany

0

Vermilion

0

Vernon

648

Washington

0

Percentages are based on total customers affected by Hurricane Delta (132,198); not Cleco’s total customer base.


For additional information on Cleco’s storm response, follow the company on Facebook @ClecoPower or visit Cleco’s Storm Center page at cleco.com.  

Power Restored to Nearly 70 percent of Cleco Customers Impacted by Hurricane Delta

The following has been released to Q93 from Cleco:

 

 

PINEVILLE, La. – Oct. 11, 2020 (7 p.m. update) – As of 7 p.m., Cleco had restored power to 91,460, or 69 percent,of the more than 132,000 customers impacted byHurricane Delta.  

Below are customer outages by parish as of 7 p.m. 

Parishes

Number of Customers Without Power

Acadia

6,346

Allen

2,442

Avoyelles

1,519

Beauregard

2,613

Calcasieu

2,377

Catahoula

18

Evangeline

595

Grant

3,574

Iberia

4,459

Jefferson Davis

39

Lasalle

15

Natchitoches

86

Rapides

8,474

Sabine

0

St. Landry

6,175

St. Martin

1,316

St. Mary

114

St. Tammany

0

Vermilion

9

Vernon

567

Washington

0

Percentages are based on total customers affected by Hurricane Delta (132,198); not Cleco’s total customer base.


For additional information on Cleco’s storm response, follow the company on Facebook @ClecoPower or visit Cleco’s Storm Center page at cleco.com.  

Power Restored to 30 Percent of Cleco Customers Impacted by Hurricane Delta

The following has been released to Q93 from Cleco:

 

 

PINEVILLE, La. – Oct. 10, 2020 (7 p.m. update) – As of 7 p.m., Cleco had restored power to 40,012, or 30 percent,of the more than 132,000 customers who lost power due to Hurricane Delta.

Below are customer outages by parish as of 7 p.m. 

 

Parishes

Number of Customers Without Power

% of Customers Without Power

Acadia

6,565

93%

Allen

5,896

96%

Avoyelles

3,774

25%

Beauregard

5,073

96%

Calcasieu

2,431

96%

Catahoula

18

39%

Evangeline

3,432

21%

Grant

4,366

54%

Iberia

21,139

74%

Jefferson Davis

39

98%

Lasalle

15

100%

Natchitoches

9

1%

Rapides

17,513

41%

Sabine

Fewer than 5

Less than 1%

St. Landry

9,546

58%

St. Martin

3,749

96%

St. Mary

2,930

15%

St. Tammany

8

0%

Vermilion

9

100%

Vernon

5,674

96%

Washington

6,565

93%

Percentages are based on total customers affected by Hurricane Delta (132,198); not Cleco’s total customer base.

 

For additional information on Cleco’s storm response, follow the company on Facebook @ClecoPower or visit Cleco’s Storm Center page at cleco.com.  

City of Alexandria Wrapping Up Hurricane Delta Power Restoration

The following has been released to Q93 from the City of Alexandria:

 

 

Alexandria, La. (October 10, 2020) — Utility Director Michael Marcotte reports power has been substantially restored to all city customers who lost service during Hurricane Delta that are able to receive power. An estimated 3,100 customers lost power as a result of the storm, which brought hurricane-force wind gusts and torrential rainfall.

 

“If your power has not yet been restored, please call and report it again,” Marcotte said. “We anticipate completing restoration this evening to everyone who can accept it.”

 

In addition to power outages, the city experienced street flooding in neighborhoods across the city. As of 5 p.m., water levels had decreased significantly but there were some neighborhoods with street flooding that was still slowly receding. Residents are reminded not to drive into areas with high water on the streets for their safety as well as to prevent pushing water into homes.

 

“Fortunately, the wind damage with Hurricane Delta was not as significant as what we received from Hurricane Laura and we have been able to restore power throughout the city,” said Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall. “I want to commend the employees of the City of Alexandria for their tremendous response today. We had people working to prepare for the storm, we had first responders with fire and police out in the storm and then we had crews out in the field as soon as it was safe to start work this morning to restore power, clear debris and start the recovery and cleanup process. I appreciate the hard work of our employees as well as the municipal aid crews and others who assisted us today. And I want to thank the citizens of Alexandria for their assistance and patience. It takes all of us working together to move forward, and that’s what we did today.”

 

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