KUA Crews Restore Power To 83 Percent

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., August 19, 5:00 pm – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) reported more progress today as crews continued to reduce the number of customers without electricity in the aftermath of Hurricane Charley.

The utility has now restored power to 48,400 of the 58,000 customers affected by the storm – or 83 percent – leaving 9,600 still without power. The restoration work continues as the utility focuses on making repairs, rebuilding and restoring service in areas affected by the storm. As KUA continues to bring up portions of the electric system, small or isolated outages are possible throughout areas previously restored.

Because of catastrophic damage in several areas of KUA’s service territory, the following areas should not expect to have power restored until sometime next week:

– Hoagland Blvd. from Pershing Street to Airport Industrial Park
– Harbor Road
– Clay Street from Third Ave. to the intersection of Pleasant Hill Rd. and Hoagland Blvd.
– Areas around intersection of Clay St., Penfield, Clyde Ave.
– Oak St. from Park St. (east of railroad tracks) to Highway 192
– Austin Tindal Park and Great Oaks Blvd. areas

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.

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