Jeanne Knocks Out Power to 11,400 in Osceola

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., September 26, 6:00 a.m. – High winds from Hurricane Jeanne have knocked out power to approximately 11,400, or 20 percent, of Kissimmee Utility Authority’s 58,000 customers in Osceola County. At 6:00 a.m. Sunday, the utility reported the loss of six major distribution feeders that serve portions of Buenaventura Lakes and Campbell City as well as areas near Neptune Road, Pleasant Hill Road, King’s Highway and Lake Cecile.

Because of dangerous winds, utility crews have been pulled from the field to ensure their safety. KUA is prepared to put its restoration plan to work immediately after the storm passes by first assessing damage to the power grid and then deploying its workforce to rebuild and repair.

Because of the size, intensity, path and slow-moving nature of this storm, customers are being advised to plan and prepare for long, extended electrical service outages. KUA customers who experience power outages are asked to call the utility’s 24-hour outage line at 407-933-7777.

KUA will post daily updates related to power outages and restoration at www.kua.com. Customers can also check local media outlets for information.

Founded in 1901, KUA is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric service to 58,000 customers in Osceola County.

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Chris M. Gent
(407) 933-7777 x 1116
cgent@kua.com