KUA Prepares for Tropical Storm Fay, Activates Storm Plan

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., August 18, 2008 – As Tropical Storm Fay continues to move toward Florida, Kissimmee Utility Authority is taking a number of emergency preparedness steps to ensure the safety of its employees and the continued reliability of its operations in Osceola County.

The utility began watching the storm over the weekend and has implemented its comprehensive storm plan.

Depending on its path, Tropical Storm Fay is capable of causing widespread power outages. In addition, restoration may be hampered by flooding, downed trees or other obstacles. KUA crews are prepared to work long hours after the storm passes, restoring service to customers as quickly and as safely as possible.

Customers who experience a power outage are asked to call the utility’s 24-hour outage line at 407-933-9898. After severe weather, KUA crews restore power by repairing power plants, transmission lines, substations and main distribution lines. Once the main power lines are repaired, crews turn their attention to individual customer outages.

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) 933-9836
cgent@kua.com