KISSIMMEE, Fla., September 26, 1:30 p.m. — Intense winds and rain from Hurricane Jeanne have knocked out power to 32,171, or 55 percent, of Kissimmee Utility Authority’s 58,000 customers in Osceola County. At 1:30 p.m. Sunday, the utility reported loss of 23 major distribution feeders that serve large portions of Kissimmee, Buenaventura Lakes and Campbell City.
Most utility customers south of Highway 192 are currently without power as well as in other areas throughout Osceola County, including Neptune Road, Pleasant Hill Road, King’s Highway, Lake Cecile, Columbia Avenue, Osceola Parkway, Vine Street, Orange Gardens and downtown Kissimmee.
Because of the size, intensity, path and slow-moving nature of this storm, customers are being advised to plan and prepare for long, extended electrical service 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 regular updates related to power outages and restoration at www.kua.com. Customers can also check local media outlets for information.
Founded in 1901, KUA 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
(407) 933-7777 x 1116