KUA Moves Rapidly to Restore Gabrielle Outages

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., September 14, 4:30 pm – While central Florida has been spared the brunt of Tropical Storm Gabrielle, the storm’s high winds and driving rain left an estimated 2,500 Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) customers without power today.

KUA line crews have been working since before 8:00 am restoring service to customers who were affected by today’s storm. As Gabrielle continues to move to the north and east, KUA does not expect any large-scale outages; however, additional scattered outages are still possible as residual winds gust through the area.

“Our largest single outage today occurred at 3:00 pm and affected approximately 1,500 customers along Boggy Creek Road… from Buenaventura Lakes east to Austin Tindall Park,” said KUA spokesman Chris Gent. “It took our crews 30 minutes to cut and remove fallen trees that had become tangled in the power lines.”

Power to those customers was restored at approximately 3:30 pm.

KUA encourages customers to stay away from downed power lines and to report outages at (407) 933-7777.

KUA is Florida‘s 7th largest community-owned utility serving 53,000 electric, water and Internet customers in four Central Florida counties. KUA is celebrating its 100th year of serving the community in 2001.

Contact: Chris Gent, Manager of Communications
(407) 933-7777 ext. 1116