Fresh KUA Utility Crew Arrives in New York

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., November 12, 2012 – A fresh crew of electric linemen from Kissimmee Utility Authority have arrived in New York to assist with power restoration following Superstorm Sandy and a powerful nor’easter.

The five-member crew departed Kissimmee Friday afternoon and arrived on Long Island Saturday evening to assist the Long Island Power Authority with power restoration. The crew joined two other KUA crews that left Florida on Oct. 30 to restore power in both Pennsylvania and New York. One of those crews will return home to Kissimmee today.

At 10 a.m. this morning, LIPA still had 64,087 homes and businesses without power in Nassau and Suffolk counties and on the Rockaway Peninsula. LIPA estimates that 99 percent of its customers who are able to receive power will have their service restored by end of day on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Founded in 1901, KUA (http://kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 64,000 customers in Osceola County, Fla.

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Chris M. Gent
(407) 933-9836