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Picard Youth Center Director Chris Hines (top), State Sen. Heather Cloud (center) and State Rep. Daryl Deshotel tour the Cleco Hurricane Recovery Center on the campus in Bayhills this past Sunday. Approximately 11,000 utility customers in Avoyelles lost power when Hurricane Laura blew through. As of Friday morning only 51 were still without service. Statewide there were 187,843 without power more than a week after the storm. Rapides still had 9,556 without electricity and Allen, which is in the same senate district with Avoyelles, had 5,732 without power. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

Avoyelles legislators tour utility work camp

An hour or two of nature's power can knock out man-made power for weeks -- or longer.

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