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.
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.
Jefferson Davis: 39
Red River: 5
St. Landry: 11,474
St. Martin: 3,733
St. Mary: 6,066
St. Tammany: 72
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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