KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 9, 10:45 p.m. – High winds from Hurricane Dennis on Saturday knocked out power to nearly 1,000 of Kissimmee Utility Authority’s 58,000 customers in Osceola County. Electric service has been restored to all customers.
The utility reported scattered outages throughout Kissimmee caused by lightning, uprooted trees and assorted debris. An uprooted tree brought down power lines in the residential neighborhood of Renee Terrace, located off John Young Parkway, and left 84 customers without power for approximately two hours.
At 7:42 p.m. on Saturday, a broken tree limb forced two major distribution feeders to trip offline. The feeders provide power to portions of downtown Kissimmee and areas adjacent to Michigan Ave. KUA crews cleared the debris and power was restored 13 minutes later at 7:55 p.m.
More power outages are possible overnight as outer bands from Hurricane Dennis 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 407-933-7777.
KUA will post daily updates related to power outages and restoration at www.kua.com. Customers can also check local media outlets for information.
Founded in 1901, KUA 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