DEMCO Restoration Update

Wed, 02/17/2021

Since 10:00 a.m. on 2/17/2021 to 10:00 a.m. on 2/18/2021 restoration progress is as follows: Ascension - 2 outages, down from 75; E. Baton Rouge – 430 outages, down from 2,843; E. Feliciana - 18 outages, down from 694; Livingston - 1,978 outages, down from 7,795; St. Helena – 973 outages, down from 2,684; and Tangipahoa - 16 outages, down from 80.

Crews are working around the clock to remove trees and tree limbs around power lines in order to begin repairs to infrastructure.

Our restoration plan includes the transportation of off-road equipment, diggers, lighting, transformers, poles, cross-arms and wires, in addition to all the manpower to operate the equipment and facilitate the repairs. Additional crews will arrive today to provide more boots on the ground to assist with repairs and restorations.

The icy cold and wet conditions make an already dangerous job even more difficult. “Crews are definitely battling fatigue but they take great pride in the work they do and they push as hard as they can until every member is restored,” says David Latona, Vice President of Marketing and Member Services.

To view street-level outages and restoration progress visit https://demco.maps.sienatech.com/.