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Spanish Language Resources
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Several agencies offer resources dedicated to our Spanish speaking community.
Listo.gov is FEMA’s Spanish-language preparedness website. It has hazard-specific guides, posters, toolkits, and more.
The FEMA Mobile App is a helpful resource before, during, and after a disaster. The App shares weather alerts and preparedness tips. It can also help you find shelter and disaster resource centers.
In the Prepare with Pedro Disaster Activity Book (Prepárate con Pedro), kids can follow Pedro the Penguin around the United States to visit his friends and learn how they prepare.
The Red Cross mobile apps are also available in Spanish. They include apps about first aid as well as specific disasters like hurricanes and tornadoes.
CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU
Collecting, copying, and storing your financial information now could help you avoid problems and recover faster after a disaster. Lista de Control en Caso de Desastres (“Your Disaster Checklist”) from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is an easy way to start.
Buying flood insurance is an important way to prepare for the most common and costly disaster in the US. Floodsmart.gov has many resources in Spanish, such as:
¿Por qué necesito un seguro contra inundaciones? (“Why do I Need Flood Insurance?”) brochure.
Los Seguros De Vivienda No Cubren Inundaciones (“Your Homeowners Insurance Does Not Cover Flooding”)
One of the best ways to prepare financially for a disaster is to save for one. America Saves has posted many of its resources and stories in Spanish to help you and your community start saving!