Kissimmee Utility Authority released its 2020 Osceola Hurricane Handbook — a free comprehensive preparedness guide offered annually to Osceola County residents — on Monday, and right on cue the tropics continues its early flurry of activity.

Tropical Depression 3 is located west of the Yucatan Peninsula in the Bay of Campeche.

A partnership between KUA, Osceola County, the cities of Kissimmee and St. Cloud, Toho Water Authority, UF IFAS Extension in Osceola County and Positively Osceola, the 40-page handbook includes information on emergency shelters, evacuation routes, generator safety and power outage restoration as well as helpful telephone numbers, a disaster supplies checklist and a tropical cyclone tracking chart — all information that will become very important should a major storm threaten Central Florida during the coronavirus pandemic.

The handbook can be downloaded from KUA’s website at Printed copies of the handbook will be available beginning June 8. To receive a copy of the printed handbook by mail, residents should contact KUA at 407-933-9838 or by e-mail at Persons with disabilities who would like to request this information in an alternative format should contact KUA at 407-933-7777 x6513.