KISSIMMEE, Fla., May 6, 10:00 a.m. – In preparation for the start of hurricane season on June 1, Kissimmee Utility Authority has established a power restoration alert system called KUA ALERTS.
After a hurricane or severe storm passes through the area, KUA ALERTS will deliver periodic text messages with updates on power restoration progress in Kissimmee. Customers can receive the alerts through their inbox or other e-mail-enabled mobile devices like pagers and cell phones.
“This new service allows our customers to receive power restoration updates anytime, anywhere… even if they are asleep,” said Chris Gent, KUA’s manager of corporate communications. “Alerts will be sent the moment new information is available.”
To sign up, customers can visit the utility’s website at www.kua.com/alerts and complete the online form. Participants can unsubscribe from the service at any time.
The e-mail address and/or telephone number provided to KUA will not be used for any purpose other than this emergency alert system.
Note: Service providers may charge for text messaging. Subscribers should refer to their service plan or contact their service provider for more information. KUA is not responsible for these charges.
Founded in 1901, KUA (www.kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric, water and telecommunication services to 170,000 residents in five Central Florida counties.
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Chris M. Gent
(407) 933-7777 x 1116