As of 9 a.m. today, SLEMCO has 69,400 customers without power. Crews have restored power to 38,600 homes and businesses since Hurricane Delta made landfall on Friday.
Work for today will again focus on restoring power to SLEMCO’s feeders, or main lines. Once power to all feeders has been restored, workers will move on to line sections and individual locations.
“We know going days without power is not pleasant,” said SLEMCO Spokesperson Mary Laurent. “We sincerely appreciate the patience and support our customers have expressed since Hurricane Delta caused catastrophic damage to our system.”
Hundreds of contract line workers and right-of-way tree trimmers from Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia and Missouri are working together with our own crews to restore power to customers throughout our service area. Additional crews will be arriving later today and tomorrow.
“SLEMCO is known for pushing hard to make sure safe, but significant, progress is made each day to restore power after a storm,” Laurent said. “We cannot thank our contract crews enough for stepping-up to join our own field personnel in what is often grueling work in very poor conditions.”
SLEMCO provides electric power to 109,000 customers in Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin and Vermilion Parish.