KUA CREWS MAKING HEADWAY

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Power Restored to 89 Percent of Customers Who Lost Power

KISSIMMEE, Fla., September 6, 9:00 a.m. – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) crews worked overnight on Sunday restoring power outages caused by Hurricane Frances. At the peak of the storm at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, more than 21,100 KUA customers were without electricity. By 9 a.m. Monday, crews had restored service to 18,800, or 89 percent, of customers who lost power when Hurricane Frances battered Osceola County on Saturday and Sunday.

About 2,300 customers remain without power Monday morning. Although isolated outages have been reported throughout Osceola County, the major areas without power include:
– East Osceola Parkway, Boggy Creek Road

The number of outages could rise on Monday as residents returning home from storm evacuations report their individual outages to KUA.

Customers should call 407-933-7777 to report an outage. Customers may want to consider moving themselves and their families — especially those with special needs — to an alternate location during extended outages.

Founded in 1901, KUA (www.kua.com) 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
Manager of Corporate Communications
Kissimmee Utility Authority
1701 W. Carroll Street
Kissimmee, FL 34741-6804
(407) 933-7777, ext. 1116
Fax (407) 933-1761
Cellular (321) 624-3383
cgent@kua.com