Cleco Corp.: Cleco prepares for Tropical Storm Karen PINEVILLE, La., Oct. 4, 2013 - Cleco is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Karen and has its crews and contract crews on standby with plans to mobilize Saturday morning to St. Tammany and Washington parishes. Crews will be available to help with storm restoration if needed. "We feel we are prepared for whatever this storm may bring," said Anthony Bunting, vice president of transmission and distribution operations. "We have activated our storm plan, and our storm teams arecurrently planning for a possible restoration effort for our customers located in the Northshore area, which is north of Lake Pontchartrain." Forecasters predict winds could reach a maximum of 39 miles per hour with sustained winds at 25 to 35 miles per hour in the Northshore. According to Cleco, winds at this level have potential to create power outages as tree limbs and debris could be blown into power lines. "We ask our customers in the St. Tammany and Washington parish areas to be prepared for potential outages and be mindful that downed power lines could be energized and dangerous," said Bunting. "If you see a dangerous situation with a power line, call 911 or Cleco at 1-800-622-6537." Cleco Corporation is a regional energy company headquartered in Pineville, La. Cleco owns a regulated electric utility company, Cleco Power LLC, which owns nine generating units with a total nameplate capacity of 2,565 megawatts and serves approximately 283,000 customers in Louisiana through its retail business and 10 communities across Louisiana and Mississippi through wholesale power contracts. Cleco also owns a wholesale energy business, Cleco Midstream Resources LLC, which owns two generating units with a total nameplate capacity of 775 megawatts. For more information about Cleco, visit www.cleco.com. Media Contact: Robbyn Cooper (318) 484-7136 ### ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Cleco Corp. via Thomson Reuters ONE HUG#1733832
Cleco Corp.: Cleco prepares for Tropical Storm Karen
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