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Line Workers Continue to Restore Power In Southeast Louisiana

Thousands of Cleco Lineman workers are continuing their efforts as the process to restore power hasn't been easy.

Posted: Sep 8, 2021 6:07 PM

LAFAYETTE, LA -- Power outages are continuing to be restored after hurricane ida swept through our southeast neighbors.

"People have been out of power for 10 days. you can’t explain how to love like that.” Jacob Perrodin Said.

Thousands of Cleco Lineman workers are continuing their efforts as the process to restore power hasn't been easy.

“On any given day, you could have a major storm, but to have the weather systems that we've had since 2020, in the midst of a global pandemic, has been unbelievable.” Fran Phoenix Said.

One New Iberia Lineman worker that traveled to Southeast Louisiana says he feels like a hero while providing those with power during this difficult time.

“To be able to help the community out and to see the pure joy on peoples face, whenever we restore power, It's so fulfilling.” Jacob Perrodin Said.

Slemco Line workers are working over 16 hours a day to help our neighbors in Southeast Louisiana get back to normal after hurricane Ida.

"We have workers that would even flood in from the outside, even neighboring companies. Utility companies who will help each other. You have people from LUS (Lafayette utility center who are there, and you have people from Slemco who are there.” Mary A. Laurent Said.

As lineman work continues, some are still left with families at home to take care of.

“Most of these guys have young children and young families. Mom is trying to work and take care of the kids and the kids miss Dad. Mom also misses Dad. The mothers are then worried about their sons, so a lot of times it's even harder.” Mary A. Laurent Said.

Slemco and Cleco officials say it can be weeks or even months before Southeast resident see full  recovery.

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