Thursday, September 13

Crews restoring power across SWLA

High winds from Hurricane Humberto caused power outages Thursday to more than 14,500 customers for four different electric systems in several parishes.

Beauregard Electric Cooperative Inc. saw the largest impact with more than 8,000 of its 38,000 customers in all seven parishes it serves losing power Thursday morning.

The majority of the outages occurred in Southwest Louisiana around Sulphur, DeQuincy, Moss Bluff, Merryville, Singer and Ragley. Crews and contract crews began working immediately to restore power.

As of 5 p.m. Thursday, power had been restored to all but 3,000 of its customers.

Entergy reported that 4,000 customers were without power early Thursday, but said by 1 p.m. it had reduced that number to 1,800. Power is expected to be fully restored to all customers by today, officials said.

The majority of the Entergy outages were in the Toomey-Starks area and Sulphur.

Cleco reported that about 2,500 of its customers primarily in DeQuincy lost electrical power as of 11:30 a.m. It reported at 4 p.m. that there were only about 1,900 customers still without power.

The Jeff Davis Electric Co-op reported just a few power outages caused by the hurricane Thursday in the Johnson Bayou area. However, by the end of the day the power had been restored.

Compiled by American Press staff
Photo by Brad Puckett

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