KUA Crews Restore Power to 96 Percent of System; 2,393 Customers Remain Without Power

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., September 27, 5:30 p.m. – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) crews continued work Monday to restore power to all customers affected by Hurricane Jeanne. At the peak of the storm at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, 34,000 customers – or 59 percent of the utility’s 58,000 customers – were without electricity. At 5:30 p.m. Monday, crews had restored service to 31,607 of the customers impacted by the storm.

About 2,393 customers, or four percent, remain without power Monday. Although isolated outages have been reported throughout Osceola County, the major areas without power include:

Campbell City
– Good Samaritan Village
– Isolated outages

Kissimmee
– Lakeside Estates
– Michigan Avenue, Ocean Street
– Highland Avenue

Osceola County
– Old Vineland Road
– Neptune Road, Will Barber Road

Buenaventura Lakes
– Isolated outages

KUA expects to have more than 97 percent of its customers restored by midnight Monday and the remainder by midnight on Tuesday. Rising flood waters throughout the region, however, are threatening electrical facilities in many locations and could result in loss of service.

Customers who are still without power should call the utility’s 24-hour outage line at 407-933-7777.

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