DEMCO Outages and Restoration Uri

Mon, 02/15/2021

Greenwell Springs, LA – The effects of Winter Storm Uri have left over 22,000 meters without power throughout our seven-parish service area. “While we have been able to restore a limited number of services quickly, most of our crews and contractors must take precautions to safely navigate the roadways to effectively keep up with the icy conditions,” says Randy Pierce, DEMCO CEO and General Manager. “Damage assessment indicates that much of the damage is to individual services which will take more crew members and time to repair.”

DEMCO is working with the Association of Louisiana Electric Cooperatives to arrange for 50 and 100 men and equipment to assist us in the next couple of days to expedite service repairs to our members. We continue to recommend that members follow all warnings and safety information provided by local authorities, since frigid temperatures and widespread outages are forecasted to continue.

The Weather Channel and New Orleans Weather Forecast office predict frigid temperatures and widespread outages are expected to continue. “We encourage members to make decisions for the safety of your family with the information you have at this time,” says David Latona, Vice President of Marketing and Member Services. “Even though you may not see us, we are definitely working to restore power to all members, but expected time of restoration is difficult to predict at this time due to icy conditions.” See the graphic attached for information on the Steps to Restoring Power.

Members are asked to report outages at DEMCO.org or on the mobile app or at 1-844-MyDEMCO (1-844-693-3626). We remind members that social media is not monitored for outage or electrical emergencies. Report life threatening emergencies to 911.

 

Total Outages

 

AFFECTED

TOTAL

PERCENT ENERGIZED

Total

22162

112801

80.35

Outages by Parish

PARISH

AFFECTED

TOTAL

PERCENT ENERGIZED

Ascension

15

15048

99.9

E_Baton_Rouge

5415

35767

84.86

E_Feliciana

728

6078

88.02

Livingston

12519

45118

72.25

St_Helena

3229

5258

38.58

Tangipahoa

237

622

61.89

W_Feliciana

0

4562

100

Line Miles

ENERGIZED LINE MILES

DENERGIZED LINE MILES

PERCENT ENERGIZED

4304.09

878.3

83