SEPTEMBER 30, 2022 – ORLANDO, FL – As of 10 p.m., Friday, September 30, OUC has restored power to 87% of customers who experienced an outage – reducing the total number out from its peak of 97,560 down to 13,047. Our crews worked all day yesterday and restarted efforts this morning at 6 a.m. to assess damage, remove trees and restore power while safely navigating the significant and historic flooding in Central Florida. Customers still experiencing an outage can report it by calling 407-423-9018.
We anticipate the majority of our customers that can be restored will be restored by 11:59 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. The only exceptions are areas heavily affected by flooding, or homes with damage to customer-owned electrical equipment.
OUC is committed to and focused on the quick and safe restoration of power to our service area. Nearly 300 OUC and mutual aid crew members will continue assessments and restorations tomorrow.
Critical customers such as hospitals, wastewater plants, fire, police stations and other emergency locations have all been restored. Now, crews are working on damage that affects clusters of individual customers. For more information on how OUC restores power, click here.
Given the amount of flooding throughout Orlando, it’s important to remember that electric current passes very easily through water, and it’s imperative to stay away from pooled water that may be impacted by downed lines or other electrical equipment.
Customers are encouraged to visit OUC.com/StormCenter for important information, and sign up for outage alerts, offered in English and Spanish, by texting REG to 69682 (MYOUC).
All media inquiries should go directly to 407.434.2250 or firstname.lastname@example.org for the duration of the storm and restoration process.
About OUC—The Reliable One
Established in 1923 by a special act of the Florida Legislature, OUC—The Reliable One is the second largest municipal utility in Florida. OUC provides electric and water services to about 400,000 accounts in Orlando, St. Cloud and parts of unincorporated Orange and Osceola
counties. Visit www.ouc.com to learn more about our commitment to reliability, affordability and sustainability.