DEMCO Crews Respond to Outages from Uri

Mon, 02/15/2021

Greenwell Springs, LA –. DEMCO crews are working to restore power due to widespread damage and outages from Winter Storm Uri.

“Freezing weather with rain is problematic to electric systems,” says Randy Pierce, CEO and General Manager. “Ice builds up on tree limbs and power lines which then break, causing widespread power outages.”

DEMCO reports outages in all seven parishes they serve: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Livingston, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, and West Feliciana.

“Please stay away from downed power lines and do not walk through icy areas where energized lines may not be visible,” says David Latona, Vice President of Marketing and Member Services. “Also please allow linemen and crews to focus on the work at hand – if you have questions about your power, call 1-844-MyDEMCO (1-844-693-3626).”

To report an outage visit DEMCO.org, download the DEMCO mobile app available for Android and iOS devices, or call 1-844-MyDEMCO (1-844- 693-3626).

Visit DEMCO.org for easy-access resources provide a map-view of storm outages, and restoration progress.