Wilma Knocks Out Power to 1,250 in Osceola

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., October 24, 7:30 a.m. – High winds from Hurricane Wilma have knocked out power to approximately 1,250, or two percent, of Kissimmee Utility Authority’s 58,000 electric customers in Osceola County.

At 7:09 a.m. Monday, the utility reported the loss of a major distribution feeder that serves the Orange Gardens area of Kissimmee. KUA crews were dispatched at 7:10 a.m. and are currently riding out the lines to determine the cause of the outage.

Sporadic outages totaling 25 customers have also been reported along south Pleasant Hill Road. Crews have also responded to those outages.

KUA customers who experience power outages are asked to call the utility’s 24-hour outage line at 407-933-7777.

KUA will post continuous updates related to power outages and restoration at www.kua.com. Customers can also check local media outlets for information.

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) 933-7777 x 1116
cgent@kua.com