KUA CREWS RESTORE POWER TO 11,306 CUSTOMERS

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Number of Reported Outages Could Rise Monday as Residents Return Home

KISSIMMEE, Fla., September 5, 10:00 p.m. – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) crews worked through the day and into the evening 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 10 p.m. Sunday, crews had restored service to 11,306, or 54 percent, of the customers impacted by the storm.

About 9,794 customers remained without power Sunday evening. Although isolated outages have been reported throughout Osceola County, the major areas without power include:
– Thacker Avenue, Oak Street
– Patrick Street, Oak Street, Thacker Avenue, John Young Parkway
– West Vine Street, Dyer Blvd., Orange Gardens subdivision
– Patrick Street
– Osceola Square Mall, Columbia Street, Dyer Blvd.
– West Highway 192, Bass Road, Oren Brown Road
– A portion of Buenaventura Lakes

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

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