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City Wraps Up Power Restoration From Hurricane Delta

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Alexandria, La. (October 10, 2020) — Utility Director Michael Marcotte reports power has been substantially restored to all city customers who lost service during Hurricane Delta that are able to receive power. An estimated 3,100 customers lost power as a result of the storm, which brought hurricane-force wind gusts and torrential rainfall.

“If your power has not yet been restored, please call and report it again,” Marcotte said. “We anticipate completing restoration this evening to everyone who can accept it.”

In addition to power outages, the city experienced street flooding in neighborhoods across the city. As of 5 p.m., water levels had decreased significantly but there were some neighborhoods with street flooding that was still slowly receding. Residents are reminded not to drive into areas with high water on the streets for their safety as well as to prevent pushing water into homes.

“Fortunately, the wind damage with Hurricane Delta was not as significant as what we received from Hurricane Laura and we have been able to restore power throughout the city,” said Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall. “I want to commend the employees of the City of Alexandria for their tremendous response today. We had people working to prepare for the storm, we had first responders with fire and police out in the storm and then we had crews out in the field as soon as it was safe to start work this morning to restore power, clear debris and start the recovery and cleanup process. I appreciate the hard work of our employees as well as the municipal aid crews and others who assisted us today. And I want to thank the citizens of Alexandria for their assistance and patience. It takes all of us working together to move forward, and that’s what we did today.”

Jim Smilie
318.449.5038 (Office)
318.730.1683 (Cell)

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