Today, the Osceola County Office of Emergency Management is hosting its annual “Before the Storm” event from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at the Kissimmee Civic Center. aimed at educating and preparing Osceola County residents for the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season which runs from June 1 to November 1.

In collaboration with the Osceola County Office of Emergency Management, first responders including the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, Osceola County Fire Rescue, Kissimmee Police and Fire Department, St. Cloud Police and Fire Department, The National Weather Service, and the Florida Forest Service.

This year’s hurricane season, beginning on June 1, could be intense, as the anticipated La Niña conditions are favorable for hurricane activity in the Atlantic. This contrasts with 2023’s quieter season, which saw only one hurricane impact the U.S. mainland, despite 20 named storms forming under the less conducive El Niño conditions.

The event offers a vital opportunity for families to learn about storm preparedness.

Kissimmee Utility Authority’s free bilingual Hurricane Preparedness Guide is currently available digitally at and will soon be available in printed form at the Kissimmee Administration office on Donegan Avenue.

Don’t miss this chance to ensure your family’s safety and preparedness for potentially severe weather conditions during the upcoming 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season, and all year round.