KISSIMMEE, Fla., June 13, 4:00 pm – Hurricane season is here, and the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Andrew serves as a reminder that we all need to be well prepared. To assist with these preparations, Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) and Orlando Utilities Commission have developed an 8-page comprehensive hurricane guide available to residents free of charge.
The guide is packed with important information on hurricanes and floods, plus helpful phone numbers, a disaster supplies checklist, and a hurricane tracking chart. Copies of the guide are available in the lobby of KUA’s customer service center at 1701 W. Carroll Street in Kissimmee. They can also be requested by telephone at (407) 933-7777, extension 1118, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
“We learned a lot from Andrew,” said Chris Gent, KUA’s manager of corporate communications. “Perhaps the most important lesson learned is the need for preparation. Now is the time to sit down with your family and put together a hurricane plan.”
In anticipation of an active storm season, KUA has increased its inventory of materials, equipment and tools that might be needed to repair damage. In addition, KUA has reciprocal contingency plans for assistance that can bring more workers from other utilities and contractors in Florida and from out of state if necessary.
KUA is Florida’s 6th largest community-owned utility and its 289 employees serve 58,000 electric, water and Internet customers in three Central Florida counties. KUA celebrated its 100th year of serving the community in 2001.
Contact: Chris Gent, Manager of Corporate Communications
(407) 933-7777 ext. 1116