KUA Declares Its Mission Accomplished

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Service Restored to 4,756 Customers on Monday

KISSIMMEE, Fla., October 24, 5:00 p.m. – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) crews continue to respond to power outages caused by tropical storm force wind gusts from Hurricane Wilma. At 5 p.m. Monday, service had been restored to all utility customers.

Approximately 90 minutes after completing initial power restorations at 12:16 p.m. Monday, KUA crews were dispatched to several additional outages totaling 2,577 customers. The main outage affected 1,264 customers — most located in The Oaks subdivision.

Most of the afternoon outages were the result of fallen branches caught in overhead power lines.

The total number of electric customers in Kissimmee impacted by Monday’s hurricane was 4,756 or eight percent of the utility’s 58,000 electric customers.

Osceola County, including the city of Kissimmee, remains under a wind advisory until 9 p.m. Monday, and sporadic outages are possible.

Founded in 1901, KUA (www.kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 170,000 residents in five Central Florida counties.

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