KISSIMMEE, Fla., September 17, 2017 – After nearly a week of power restoration work in Kissimmee and Orlando following Hurricane Irma, Kissimmee Utility Authority crews traveled to Lakeland Sunday morning to assist affected residents in Polk County.
KUA restored service to 38,000 of its own customers from Monday, Sept. 11 through Thursday, Sept. 14. Immediately upon work completion in Kissimmee, KUA sent crews to Orlando where Irma knocked out power to 145,000 Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) customers. The Kissimmee crews worked three days in Orlando and were released by OUC Saturday evening after all work had been completed.
This morning, KUA crews traveled to Lakeland to assist Lakeland Electric with its power restoration. Irma knocked out power to 78,000 Lakeland Electric customers in Polk County. At 8 a.m. this morning, 4,000 Lakeland Electric customers were still without electricity.
Founded in 1901, KUA (https://kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility, powering 72,000 customers in Osceola County, Florida.