Gustav cut the lights out in all five parishes.
Crews will be out this morning assessing the damage in order to begin restoring power.
Remember to stay away from any downed power lines.
If you come across one or if you want to report an outage here are the numbers to call:
Entergy: 1-800 9 OUTAGE.
Bearegard Electric is 1-800 367-0275 or in the deridder area, 463-6221.
Entergy is reporting almost 5,000 outages in Calcasieu, and 3,500 outages in Jeff Davis Parish.
Cameron and Allen parishes have around 100 outages each.
Beauregard Electric has gotten 2,500 people in Calcasieu back on line but 6,000 are still without power.
They are working to assess the damage in the other 4 parishes they cover. At last report Beauregard had 2,900 outages, Allen had 2,700, Rapides 750, and Vernon had 200.