KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 15, 2009 – Severe thunderstorms and lightning on Wednesday evening left nearly 1,200 Kissimmee residents without electric service.
At the peak of the storm at approximately 7:47 p.m., lightning struck a distribution feeder in downtown Kissimmee knocking out power to 1,119 customers. Other scattered outages were also reported.
By 8:20 p.m., power had been restored to all utility customers.
Customers who experience a power outage are asked to call the utility’s 24-hour outage line at 407-933-9898.
Founded in 1901, KUA (www.kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 62,000 customers in Osceola County, Fla.
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Chris M. Gent