KUA Crews Continue Hurricane Charley Restoration

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., August 16, 5:30 pm – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) crews have restored power to more than 31,500 customers, or nearly 54 percent, affected by Hurricane Charley. About 26,500 customers remain without power on Monday evening.
 At the peak of the storm on Friday evening, all 58,000 KUA customers were without electricity.
Power has been restored to critical infrastructure, including Osceola Regional Medical Center, Florida Hospital Kissimmee, Osceola County Sheriff’s Department, Osceola County Courthouse Complex, Beaumont Government Center, Kissimmee City Hall, and Kissimmee Police Department. 
Customers should call 407-933-7777 to report an outage. Customers may want to consider moving themselves and their families — especially those with special needs — to an alternate location during these extended outages.
 Two comfort stations have been established in Osceola County. Residents who need ice and water should go the Osceola Square Mall on Highway 192 or the Lowe’s Distribution Center located at 2561 Ham Brown Road near Poinciana. These facilities will also provide free meals as well as shower and restroom facilities. A limited supply of ice is also available at the BVL Community Center located at 501 Florida Parkway.
 More information is available on the Osceola County Public Information Line at 407-343-6942. To speak with someone directly, call 407-343-7000. More information will be issued as it becomes available.
 Founded in 1901, KUA (https://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
 Cellular (321) 624-3383 or (407) 414-3349