KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 23, 2012 – To assist residents in preparing for hurricane season, Kissimmee Utility Authority will host the 2012 Osceola Hurricane Preparedness Expo from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 28 at its Carroll Street headquarters. The event is free and open to the public, especially those new to the area or inexperienced in dealing with hurricanes.
Residents who attend the expo can learn ways to protect their home and loved ones from a potential disaster. The expo will feature presentations from emergency responders on power restoration, generator safety, tree trimming, debris collection, and county and city disaster response. The format will also provide an opportunity for residents to ask questions.
Nearly a dozen exhibitors are expected to participate, including representatives from KUA, City of Kissimmee, Kissimmee Fire Department, Osceola County Emergency Management, Toho Water Authority, University of Florida's IFAS Osceola County Extension, South Florida Water Management District and The Home Depot.
Those who attend will receive a complimentary copy of the 2012 Osceola Hurricane Handbook. The 40-page guide includes practical tips to prepare for hurricanes and floods, plus helpful Osceola County telephone numbers, a disaster supplies checklist and a hurricane tracking chart.
A boxed lunch will be provided to all attendees and those who attend will be eligible for storm-related door prizes.
KUA’s offices are located at 1701 W. Carroll Street in Kissimmee.
Founded in 1901, KUA (http://kua.com) is Florida's sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 64,000 customers in Osceola County, Fla.
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Chris M. Gent