KISSIMMEE, Fla., October 30, 2012 – Responding to a request from a storm-battered utility, crews from Kissimmee Utility Authority will travel to Allentown, Penn. this afternoon to assist in the restoration of power.
PPL Electric Utilities, formerly known as Pennsylvania Power and Light, made a request for two KUA crews after Hurricane Sandy devastated the Lehigh Valley region of the state on Monday and Tuesday. The utility is still determining the extent of damage to its electric system. PPL currently has 378,875 customers without power, spread out over 29 counties.
The KUA crews will join more than 1,600 personnel from other utilities throughout the Southeast to perform damage assessment and restoration work for PPL.
KUA linemen will depart at 4 p.m. today from the utility’s service center located at 2850 N. John Young Parkway in Kissimmee.
Founded in 1901, KUA (http://kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 64,000 customers in Osceola County, Fla.
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Chris M. Gent