KUA Prepares For Hurricane Frances

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Utility Receives Commitments for Additional Line Workers and Tree Trimmers

KISSIMMEE, Fla., August 31, 11:00 a.m. – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) personnel are prepared to respond to potentially severe weather related to Hurricane Frances that is currently threatening Florida’s coastline.  

Utility officials conducted a logistics meeting on Monday and received commitments from utilities and contractors from throughout the Southeast that will send line workers and tree trimmers to Osceola County to help restore power, if needed. In addition, contractor crews still rebuilding in Kissimmee have agreed to remain in place through the holiday weekend to support a potential second restoration.

KUA will continue to monitor Hurricane Frances as its employees make preparations, including mobilizing employees to handle increased customer calls, coordinating materials required for repairs and arranging meals and lodging for out of town workers.

KUA customers should report any power outage by calling 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
Manager of Corporate Communications
Kissimmee Utility Authority
1701 W. Carroll Street
Kissimmee, FL 34741-6804
(407) 933-7777, ext. 1116
Fax (407) 933-1761
cgent@kua.com