KUA Releases 2008 Hurricane Preparedness Guide

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The 2008 Osceola Hurricane Handbook was developed by Kissimmee Utility Authority to help individuals and families prepare for the potentially devastating effects of hurricanes, tropical storms and other natural disasters. The free handbook can be downloaded from the utility's website at http://www.kua.com/hurricane.

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 http://www.kua.com/hurricane.

Printed copies of the handbook are available 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.

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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