KUA Crews Tackle First Tropical Storm Fay Outage

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., August 19, 2008 – Blustery winds from Tropical Storm Fay on Tuesday afternoon knocked out power to 153 of Kissimmee Utility Authority’s 63,000 customers in Osceola County. Electric service has been restored to all customers.

At 2:56 p.m., a broken palm tree limb blew into an overhead power line, resulting in the outage. Those customers affected included a McDonald’s restaurant at 2110 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway as well as Heritage Key vacation townhomes. 

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KUA crews cleared the debris and power was restored 42 minutes later at 3:38 p.m.

More power outages are possible overnight as outer bands from Tropical Storm Fay continue to move through Central Florida. KUA crews and tree trimmers are available around the clock to restore power to affected customers.

Customers who experience a power outage are asked to call the utility’s 24-hour outage line at 407-933-9898.

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 (www.kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 170,000 residents in five Central Florida counties.

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Chris M. Gent
(407) 933-9836