KISSIMMEE, Fla., August 21, 3:00 pm – In the seven days following Hurricane Charley, Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) crews have restored electric service to 50,400, or 87 percent, of the 58,000 customers originally left without power by the violent storm. As of 3:00 p.m. Saturday, 7,600 KUA customers remain without power.
KUA currently has five times the normal number of crews working to restore power in the aftermath of Hurricane Charley, including crews from Fort Pierce, Gainesville, Key West, Lakeland and Vero Beach as well as contractor crews from Southeast Power Corporation, Kohler, MasTec, MEAG Power and Overland Construction Services. Additional tree trimming crews were supplied by Asplundh and Wolf Tree.
Restoration efforts will continue throughout the weekend and all KUA employees have reported to work on Saturday and will again on Sunday. KUA’s customer service center, located at 1701 W. Carroll Street in Kissimmee, will re-open for normal business on Monday, August 23.
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