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LUS Restoration Process After Hurricane Delta

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Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) will be joined by over 320 linemen and tree trimming personnel from Florida, Kentucky, Alabama, Oklahoma, Georgia and the Carolinas representing 19 cities in a mutual aid effort to restore power after Hurricane Delta.

Posted: Oct 9, 2020 9:43 AM

LAFAYETTE, La. – Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) will be joined by over 320 linemen and tree trimming personnel from Florida, Kentucky, Alabama, Oklahoma, Georgia and the Carolinas representing 19 cities in a mutual aid effort to restore power after Hurricane Delta. Due to the size of the storm, damage may be extensive and may result in an extended period of time without power.

Once the storm passes and winds have dropped below 39 miles per hour, power restoration begins with an assessment of the damage. After damage assessment, repairs start at the generating facilities and transmission lines and then work continues to the distribution substations, then to main line repairs to critical need facilities such as hospitals, police and fire stations. Restoration will continue on to power poles and overhead transformers in an effort to restore services to the largest number of customers as soon as possible.

Please keep a safe distance from our crews working in the area as a safety measure for them and the public.

For customer’s experiencing a power outage, please call (337) 291-9200 or if you see a down power line or having water issues, call (337) 291-5700.

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