KUA to Host Hurricane Preparedness Meetings

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., June 3, 9:30 a.m. – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) has launched a community-wide initiative to help residents prepare for this year’s hurricane season.

The utility will host a series of neighborhood meetings designed to inform the public about disaster preparedness and emergency response. Using lessons learned from the 2004 hurricane season, the 60-minute sessions will be packed with helpful tips and information, including details on power restoration procedures and priorities.

Those residents who attend will receive a free copy of the utility’s 2005 Osceola Hurricane Handbook. The 36-page guide includes practical tips to prepare for hurricanes and floods, plus helpful Osceola County telephone numbers, a disaster supplies checklist and a hurricane tracking chart.

All meetings begin promptly at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served and those who attend can register for a door prize.

2005 Meeting Dates

Tuesday, June 7
Robert Guevara Community Center
501 Florida Parkway

Thursday, June 16
KUA Administrative Offices
1701 W. Carroll St.

Tuesday, June 21
Good Samaritan Village Community Center
1421 Hoeger Circle

Thursday, June 23
Kissimmee Civic Center
201 E. Dakin Ave.

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