KUA Releases 2006 Hurricane Preparedness Guide

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Developed by Kissimmee Utility Authority, the free 40-page handbook 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.

Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) has released its 2006 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 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 http://www.kua.com/hurricane.

Printed copies of the handbook will be available beginning June 5 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's corporate communications division at (407) 933-9838.

Founded in 1901, KUA (http://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
KISSIMMEE UTILITY AUTHORITY
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