Posts Tagged: Kissimmee

6 Monumental Firework Safety Tips for 4th of July

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Independence Day is almost here, and while it’s a day to celebrate, let’s not forget about firework safety. In 2018, eight people died and over 12,000 were injured badly enough to require medical treatment after fireworks-related incidents. Fireworks are meant to be enjoyed, but you’ll enjoy them much more knowing your family is safe. Here… Read more »

Kissimmee Sets Another Electricity-Usage Record

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Kissimmee Sets Another New Electricity-Usage Record

KISSIMMEE, Fla., June 25, 2019 – For the second consecutive day, residents of Kissimmee have set a new all-time record for electricity use. Kissimmee Utility Authority recorded an instantaneous system peak of 398.1 megawatts (MW) at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, eclipsing Monday’s record of 388.8 MW. Above-normal temperatures combined with high humidity created a heat index… Read more »

Heat Wave Prompts Record-Breaking Electricity Use in Kissimmee

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., June 24, 2019 – For the second time in a month, Kissimmee residents have set a new all-time record for electricity use. Kissimmee Utility Authority recorded an instantaneous system peak of 388.8 megawatts (MW) at 4:37 p.m. Monday, eclipsing the previous record of 380.8 MW set on May 28. Monday’s above-normal temperatures combined… Read more »

10 Ways to Prepare Your Business for Hurricane Season

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Did you know that 43% of businesses that experience a disaster and have no emergency plan never reopen? Kissimmee Utility Authority reminds you to have a plan to protect your workers and work flow before disaster strikes. Here are 10 things to get you started: Create an evacuation plan and post it on each level… Read more »

Raccoon Knocks Out Power to Thousands in Kissimmee

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., December 30, 2018 – A foraging raccoon triggered a widespread power outage in Kissimmee this afternoon, leaving 3,218 customers of Kissimmee Utility Authority without electricity for a half hour. The raccoon climbed onto a 13,200-volt piece of electrical equipment inside the utility’s Airport Substation at 1:38 p.m. Sunday, causing three primary feeder lines… Read more »