Utility Sends Crews to Panhandle to Assist with Power Restoration
KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 10, 1:30 p.m. – Continued high winds from Hurricane Dennis knocked out power overnight to more than 2,000 of Kissimmee Utility Authority’s 58,000 customers in Osceola County. Electric service has been restored to all customers.
Since midnight Saturday, utility crews have responded to five separate outages, four of which affected small numbers of customers.
The fifth outage was caused by an uprooted tree that fell into a major distribution feeder serving the John Young Parkway corridor. The outage occurred at 1:29 a.m. Sunday and left 2,146 customers without power. KUA crews cleared the debris and power was restored 25 minutes later at 1:54 a.m.
More power outages are possible Sunday as outer bands from Hurricane Dennis continue to move through Central Florida. KUA crews and tree trimmers will be 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.
On Sunday morning, KUA released several of its contractor tree trimming crews and sent them to the Florida Panhandle to assist with Hurricane Dennis power restoration efforts.
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