Hurricane Preparedness Handbook Now Available in Spanish

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 15, 12:30 p.m. – Kissimmee Utility Authority, Florida’s sixth largest community-owned electric utility, today released a Spanish language version of its 2005 Osceola Hurricane Handbook.

The guide, which is offered annually to Osceola County residents, was developed by the utility to help individuals and families prepare for the potentially devastating effects of hurricanes, tropical storms and other natural disasters.

The 36-page handbook is packed with important information on hurricanes and floods, plus helpful phone numbers, a disaster supplies checklist and a hurricane tracking chart. The guide can be downloaded from KUA’s website at

KUA serves its Spanish language customers through a variety of channels, including a multilingual call center, assorted publications and neighborhood meetings designed to better prepare residents for hurricane season.

“This handbook demonstrates our continued commitment to the Hispanic community,” said KUA president and general manager Jim Welsh. “We want to ensure that our Hispanic customers have access to the same key information about KUA in their language of choice.”

Founded in 1901, KUA ( provides 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