KUA Announces Record Downloads of 2005 Hurricane Guide

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., May 23, 4:00 p.m. – Kissimmee Utility Authority, Florida’s sixth largest community-owned electric utility, today announced that it has achieved record breaking success with the online distribution of its 2005 Osceola Hurricane Handbook.

In the first 72 hours following the guide’s debut on May 18, the utility recorded more than 1,000 downloads of the free handbook.

Developed by KUA as a way to communicate detailed information about disaster preparedness, the 36-page handbook is packed with important information on hurricanes and floods, plus helpful Osceola County phone numbers, a disaster supplies checklist and a storm tracking chart.

The handbook can be downloaded from KUA’s website at www.kua.com/hurricane.

Printed copies of the handbook will be available beginning June 6 in the lobby of KUA’s customer service center, located at 1701 W. Carroll Street in Kissimmee. To receive a mailed copy of the handbook, residents should contact KUA at (407) 933-7777, extension 6-1118, or by e-mail at hurricane@kua.com.

Founded in 1901, KUA (www.kua.com) 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
cgent@kua.com