City of Kissimmee: Take boards off windows or face fines

in Kissimmee News & Events

SOURCE: Osceola News-Gazette

The city on Monday began cracking down on homes with windows still boarded up from Hurricane Dorian.

The storm swirled off the eastern coast of Florida in September as it weakened and moved northward from the Bahamas, where it wrecked havoc on Grand Bahamas and Abaco islands.

Osceola County didn’t experience any inclement weather as a result of Dorian, although schools and government offices were closed as the storm – at its height a Category 5 – made it way toward the Sunshine State.

Boarding up windows, whether in a house, an apartment or a commercial property, is one of the most important steps people can take to get ready for a hurricane. And while local officials warned residents to prepare ahead of the storm, some of them haven’t quite unprepared.