CLECO is making preparations to deal with incoming storm system and has issued storm preparation information so customers are ready before the weather turns nasty. They suggest that you:
Prepare a storm kit – gather supplies you might need for an outage, including flashlight, batteries, canned food, manual can opener, bottled water, medication and a first aid kit.
Clear patio furniture and other objects that could move in high winds and cause damage or injury.
Charge cell phones, tablets and laptops.
Do not connect portable generators to your home’s electrical wiring and never operate generators in an enclosed space like a garage.
If water is getting close to your home or business, turn off individual breakers and then turn off the electricity at the main breaker.
Remember to call 911 and Cleco at 1-800-622-6537 to report an unsafe situation involving electricity.