KISSIMMEE, Fla., March 31, 2011 – Responding to requests from two storm-battered utilities, crews from Kissimmee Utility Authority have traveled to Orlando and Bartow to assist in the restoration of power.
As part of KUA’s mutual-aid agreement with utilities throughout the state and across the nation, the utility today sent 13 linemen, a convoy of vehicles and supplies to Orlando to assist crews at Orlando Utilities Commission. OUC is working to restore service to 2,500 customers who are still without power following yesterday’s severe thunderstorms.
Six additional linemen were dispatched to the city of Bartow where they are still determining the extent of damage to the electric system.
Founded in 1901, KUA (www.kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 64,000 customers in Osceola County, Fla.
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Chris M. Gent