UPDATE: Hundreds of thousands without power as Delta moves across La.

Hurricane Delta leaves thousands without power - Lee Sabatini, Entergy Louisiana

LAKE CHARLES, La. (WVUE) -Hurricane Delta roared ashore Friday evening leaving hundreds of thousands of people in the dark.

Delta is now a tropical depression moving well inland across Misssissippi.

People in Lafayette wake up to assess damage from Hurricane Delta

Winds have decreased to near 35 mph with higher gusts. Additional weakening is forecast and Delta is expected to become a remnant low Sunday.

Once conditions are safe, damage assessments will begin by land and air, and crews will begin restoring power.

As of Saturday at 10 a.m., Cleco has restored power to 12,624 customers. About 118,000 thousand Cleco customers remain without power.

Below are Cleco customer outages by parish as of 7 p.m. Friday.

Acadia: 6,349

Allen: 5,896

Avoyelles: 1,206

Beauregard: 3,804

Calcasieu: 114

Evangeline: 9,334

Grant: 510

Iberia: 11,879

Jefferson Davis: 39

Rapides: 23,412

Red River: 5

St. Landry: 11,474

St. Martin: 3,733

St. Mary: 6,066

St. Tammany: 72

Vermilion: 9

Vernon: 5,674

Entergy Louisiana reports approximately 300,000 customers without power as of 10 a.m. Saturday.

Crews are working as quickly and safely as possible making repairs where it’s safe to do so.

The largest concentration of outages are in Tangipahoa, Lafayette, East Baton Rouge, Jefferson Davis, Ouachita, and Calcasieu Parishes.

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