KISSIMMEE, Fla., September 26, 10:00 p.m. – The number of Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) customers who have electricity grew dramatically Sunday, with about 94 percent restored just nine hours after Hurricane Jeanne turned out the lights in Osceola County.
At the peak of the storm at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, 34,000 customers – or 59 percent of the utility’s 58,000 customers – were without electricity. By 10:00 p.m. Sunday, crews had restored service to 30,438 of the customers impacted by the storm.
About 3,562 customers, or six percent, remain without power Sunday evening. The majority of the outages are isolated and located throughout the county.
Customers should call 407-933-7777 to report an outage. KUA will post regular updates related to power outages and restoration at www.kua.com. Customers can also check local media outlets for information.
Founded in 1901, KUA 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
(407) 933-7777 x 1116