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 www.kua.com/hurricane. 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 email@example.com. Persons with disabilities who would like to request this information in an alternative format should contact KUA at 407-933-7777 x6513.