SLEMCO activated its emergency power restoration plan well ahead of any possible effects of what is expected to become Hurricane Barry. The company is ready with extra materials, equipment and personnel.
“Early preparations have been made with contractors, suppliers and personnel to ensure we will be able to mobilize immediately to restore power,” said SLEMCO Communications Manager Mary Laurent.
SLEMCO is urging all customers to make plans and be prepared.
“We are very early in the 2019 hurricane season. Many folks may not have begun making preparations,” said Laurent. “Everyone should be checking supplies and making an evacuation plan, should the need arise. Evacuating is particularly important for those who have medical conditions and who may rely on power for medical equipment. We will restore power as quickly and safely as possible, but a slow-moving system with heavy rainfall, combined with high winds and falling trees could slow down that process.”
SLEMCO provides power to over 109,000 customers in Acadia, Avoyelles, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin and Vermilion Parishes.