KUA Releases 2008 Hurricane Preparedness Guide

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., May 30, 2008 – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) has released its 2008 Osceola Hurricane Handbook, which is offered annually to Osceola County residents.

The free 40-page handbook has been revised, updated and enhanced by the utility to provide residents with the most current and up-to-date disaster preparedness information available.

The full-color guide provides a step-by-step approach to disaster preparedness by walking the reader through the important steps of creating a family disaster plan. Other topics covered include emergency shelters, evacuation routes, generator safety and power outage restoration.

The guide also includes helpful telephone numbers, a disaster supplies checklist and a hurricane 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 13, in the lobby of KUA’s customer service center, located at 1701 W. Carroll Street in Kissimmee.

To receive a copy of the handbook by mail, residents should contact KUA at (407) 933-9838 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 and telecommunication services to 170,000 residents in five Central Florida counties.

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Chris M. Gent
(407) 933-9836