For immediate release — August 30, 2023
KISSIMMEE — Kissimmee Utility Authority crews are en route to Tallahassee this afternoon to assist with the restoration of power after Hurricane Idalia made landfall in the Big Bend area of Florida Wednesday morning. The crews departed Kissimmee just after 2 p.m.
As part of KUA’s mutual-aid agreement with utilities across the nation, the utility sent 12 linemen and a convoy of vehicles to Tallahassee to assist the City of Tallahassee with restoring power to an estimated 27,000 customers. KUA will join more than 200 visiting crews from Louisiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska, and Oklahoma.
The two crews who traveled from KUA include: Nick Aviles, Allen Carver, Kyle Castleton, Alberto Gutierrez, Dustin Kelley, Tyler Mook, Steffon Radcliff, Robert Rivera, Yiovannee Rivera, Luis Santiago, Willie Simmons and Billy Sutphin.
Founded in 1901, KUA is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility powering 90,000 customers in Osceola County, Florida. For more information, visit www.kua.com.