KISSIMMEE, Fla., September 7, 6:00 p.m. – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) announced Tuesday evening that it had completed the reconstruction of its electrical infrastructure, two days after Hurricane Frances ripped through northern Osceola County. Power has been restored to all customers’ homes and businesses that are able to safely receive power.
At the height of Frances’ destruction, 21,100 – or 36 percent – of KUA’s 58,000 customers found themselves without electrical service. KUA line crews, tree trimmers and support personnel moved quickly to rebuild and restore power to its customers.
Customers who cannot safely receive power include those who have experienced electrical damage to their home, such as to their “weather head” or meter base, or customers whose dwellings were red-tagged as uninhabitable. These customers should contact a licensed electrician to make the necessary repairs. Customers should contact KUA at 407-933-7777 once repairs have been made to have service restored.
Rising flood waters have threatened utility infrastructure in several areas of Osceola County and have forced KUA to temporarily suspend service to some residents, including several in Good Samaritan Village.
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
(407) 933-7777 x 1116