Monthly Archives: July 2009

Hurricane Preparedness Expo Set for Saturday

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 27, 2009 – To assist residents in preparing for hurricane season, Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) will host the 2009 Osceola Hurricane Preparedness Expo from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 1 at the Kissimmee Civic Center. The event is free and open to the public. Residents who attend the expo Read More »

Lacerte Elected to FMEA Board

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 16, 2009 – Members of the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) on Thursday elected Kissimmee Utility Authority vice president and general counsel Arthur J. “Grant” Lacerte, Jr. as secretary-treasurer of the association’s board of directors. Lacerte has more than 18 years of experience in public utility, regulatory and legislative practice, including serving Read More »

KUA Offers Lightning Safety Tips

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 16, 2009 – Lightning from recent afternoon thunderstorms in Central Florida has left behind brush fires, damaged homes, power outages and residents scrambling for cover. Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) understands the impact lightning can have on a community. Each year, its infrastructure, both overhead and underground, suffers damage caused by lightning. KUA Read More »

Lightning, Thunderstorms Knock Out Power to 1,200 in Kissimmee

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 15, 2009 – Severe thunderstorms and lightning on Wednesday evening left nearly 1,200 Kissimmee residents without electric service. At the peak of the storm at approximately 7:47 p.m., lightning struck a distribution feeder in downtown Kissimmee knocking out power to 1,119 customers. Other scattered outages were also reported. By 8:20 p.m., power had Read More »

Hurricane Preparedness Guide Available in Spanish

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 10, 2009 – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) today announced that its comprehensive hurricane preparedness guide is now available in Spanish. The 2009 Osceola Hurricane Handbook, which is offered annually to Osceola County residents, was developed by the utility to help individuals and families prepare for the potentially devastating effects of hurricanes, tropical Read More »