Hurricane Matthew Media Advisory- Friday, October 7, 5:30pm

Oct 07, 2016

ORLANDO – OUC crews and additional out-of-state resources continue to work power outages.  We plan to have all customers restored by Saturday afternoon October 8. Since it was safe to work this morning, crews have already restored power to about 12,000 customers.  As of 4:45 p.m., we have about 13,000 customers without power. The numbers fluctuated throughout the day as the outer feeder bands of Hurricane Matthew continued to cause issues. We are working to provide estimated times of restoration for individual outages. 

We continue to send additional resources into the field and will work throughout the night to ensure power is restored as quickly and safely as possible by tomorrow. Before the storm hit, OUC brought in hundreds of additional line technicians and tree trimmers from as far as Texas and Missouri who are helping us with restoration. OUC’s online outage map at is fully functional and able to provide up-to-date outage information.

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 240,000 customers in Orlando, St. Cloud and parts of unincorporated Orange and Osceola counties. Visit