5/17/2024 Restoration Update

Storm Outages & Restoration Update

Greenwell Springs, LA – Due to severe storms in the DEMCO service area late Thursday evening and early Friday morning, power outages are being experienced throughout DEMCO's seven-parish service area.

The following parishes are experiencing power outages:
East Feliciana, 809; Livingston, 692; East Baton Rouge, 298; St. Helena, 14; West Feliciana, 13; Ascension, 1.

DEMCO crews are working to restore power to all members. To view outages and restoration progress, visit DEMCO.org/storm-center. Restoration estimates are based on knowledge we have currently. As new areas are cleared, new damage and unforeseen challenges often add time to repairs.

DEMCO urges all residents to adhere to the following safety practices:

  • Stay Away from Downed Power Lines: Always assume they are live and dangerous.
  • Use Portable Generators Safely: Do not connect generators to your home's electrical system to prevent life-threatening back feeding into the power grid.
  • Maintain Distance from Linemen: For your safety and theirs, please keep a safe distance as they work to restore power.
  • Stay Informed and Stay Safe: We are working diligently to restore power and appreciate your cooperation and patience.

For members experiencing long-duration outages, especially when there are health and safety concerns, parish and state resources are listed at https://demco.org/storm-resources.

For updates and more information, please visit https://demco.org/storm-center and our social media channels.

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