STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

SLEMCO Making Final Preparations For Delta

Photo courtesy of SLEMCO

SLEMCO is making final preparations ahead of Hurricane Delta, which is predicted to make landfall on Louisiana’s Gulf Coast on Friday.

Posted: Oct 7, 2020 12:29 PM

SLEMCO is making final preparations ahead of Hurricane Delta, which is predicted to make landfall on Louisiana’s Gulf Coast on Friday. With a little more than 48 hours to go before Delta’s arrival, current track projections indicate that SLEMCO’s service area will take a direct hit.
The company is ready with extra materials and equipment. Several hundred electric contractors have been brought onboard to help SLEMCO employees restore power knocked out during the storm.
All customers should make immediate plans and be prepared. The National Hurricane Center is currently predicting the storm could possibly be a Category 3 hurricane or higher, as it reaches Louisiana’s coast.
SLEMCO crews will work outages as Delta moves in, until winds make it unsafe to continue. That’s typically about 30-35 mph. After the storm passes, crews will begin working outages as soon as winds die down to that same threshold.
“Everyone should be checking supplies and making an evacuation plan now for their family,” said SLEMCO Spokesperson Mary Laurent. “Evacuating is particularly important for those in low-lying areas, or those who have medical conditions and rely on power for medical equipment. We will restore power as quickly and safely as possible, but all families should plan to be self-sustaining for an extended timeframe.”
SLEMCO provides power to over 109,000 customers in Acadia, Avoyelles, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin and Vermilion Parishes.

Lafayette
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 72°
Feels Like: 64°
New Iberia
Clear
67° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 74°
Feels Like: 67°
Ville Platte
Overcast
62° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 62°
Abbeville
64° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 73°
Feels Like: 64°
Crowley
Scattered Clouds
64° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 64°
Saint Martinville
Clear
67° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 74°
Feels Like: 67°
Opelousas
Overcast
62° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 62°
Hurricane Zeta headed for southeast LA according to the NHC

Latest Video

Image

Tracking the latest on Hurricane Zeta

Image

Biden Hammers Trump On Coronavirus Response

Image

BBB Warns of Robo Political Scams

Image

Halloween 2020 Safety: Driving Safely

Image

Tracking Zeta

Image

Weather 10-25-2020

Image

Weather 10-24-2020

Image

Phillips Returns to Endzone

Image

Catherine Wattigny and Dr. Annie Spell talk with News 15 about the Iberia Mental Health Initiative

Image

Domestic Violence Victom Speaks Out

Community Events