KUA OUTAGES INCREASE TO 5,800

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., September 4, 11:30 p.m. – High winds from Hurricane Frances have knocked out power to more than 5,800, or ten percent, of Kissimmee Utility Authority’s 58,000 customers in Osceola County. At 11:30 pm Saturday, the utility reported loss of power to three major distribution feeders that serve portions of Buenaventura Lakes, Highway 192 and Oren Brown Road, and the area bordered by Hoagland Blvd., Columbia Avenue, Thacker Avenue and Vine Street (Highway 192) in Kissimmee. In addition, a smaller, isolated outage has been reported near Old Dixie Highway and Donegan Avenue.

More power outages are expected as Hurricane Frances drives its destructive power across Central Florida on Sunday.

Because of the size, intensity, path and slow-moving nature of this storm, customers are being advised to plan and prepare for long, extended electrical service outages. KUA customers who experience power outages are asked to call the utility’s 24-hour outage line at 407-933-7777.

Founded in 1901, KUA 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
Cell (407) 414-3349
cgent@kua.com