KISSIMMEE, Fla., August 23, 6:00 a.m. – As Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) begins its tenth day of rebuilding and restoration, the utility reported Monday morning that 5,600 customers remain without power as a result of Hurricane Charley. As Central Florida’s hardest hit utility, KUA has successfully restored electric service to 52,400 customers capable of receiving power, or approximately 90 percent.
KUA’s customer service center, located at 1701 W. Carroll Street in Kissimmee, will re-open for normal business on Monday. Ice and bottled water will be distributed free of charge by utility employees to those customers who remain without power.
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