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FEMA Launches Spanish-Language App
WASHINGTON – Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) launched a free Spanish-language app with information on what individuals can do before, during and after a disaster to keep their families and communities safe.
FEMA’s Spanish-language app offers a wide array of information for the public and disaster survivors, including preparedness tips, locations of nearby shelters, what to include in an emergency supply kit and a user friendly interface for survivors who may need assistance from FEMA after a disaster.
“You can take the first step to disaster preparedness with just the swipe of your finger,” said FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate. “Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices have made our lives more convenient – this app empowers us to be prepared. The FEMA app is now available in Spanish. I encourage everyone to download it today to have access to the latest information on steps to take before, during and after a disaster.”

The app offers pre-loaded content ensuring that FEMA guidance is available anytime and anywhere – even if no Internet connection is available. The app is free and available for iPhones and Android devices in the iTunes and the Google Play Stores.
Other Content (in Spanish):

Additional information about preparedness is also available at www.ready.gov and www.listo.gov.

Emergency Manager's Toolkit: Meeting the Needs of the Latino Community: http://www.nclr.org/cdtoolkit/EM%20Tool%20Kit%20(Resources%20for%20the%20Latino%20Community).htm

https://www.fema.gov/es This Spanish-language translation of the FEMA website provides extensive information about disasters and emergencies as well as links to disaster assistance, the most recent news regarding H1N1 Flu information, and a link to Listo America.

Materiales de CERT Capacitación Básica (CERT Training Materials in Spanish)

http://www.listo.gov/ This website, the Spanish language version of the Ready.gov campaign, provides information to assist Spanish-speaking Americans in preparing and responding to emergencies, including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks. The site explains the importance of preparing for disasters by getting an emergency supply kit, making a family emergency plan, and being informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses. The site contains three Spanish-language sections, Ready America, Ready Business, and Ready Kids.

FEMA and the American Red Cross
  • Cómo Ayudar a los Niños a Confrontar una Catástrofe (Helping Children Cope with Disaster) http://www.fema.gov/pdf/library/spa_children478.pdf This booklet educates parents and caregivers about ways children at different ages respond to disasters and how to help them cope with fear, anxiety, and stress. The booklet also explains how to prepare for a disaster by assembling a disaster supplies kit and creating a family disaster plan.
  • Agua y Alimentos en una Emergencia (Food and Water in an Emergency) http://www.fema.gov/pdf/library/spa_f&web477.pdf This booklet educates how to select and store food and how to store and treat water in the event of an emergency. The guide provides information on emergency cooking, where to locate emergency water, and how to assemble a portable disaster supplies kit with food and
  • Preparación para Casos de Desastre (Preparing for Disaster) http://www.fema.gov/pdf/library/spa_pfd475.pdf This booklet explains the steps families should take to prepare for disasters. Families learn to prepare in advance by becoming informed about community disaster plans and warnings, and creating and maintaining a family disaster plan.
  • Preparación para Casos de Desastre para Personas con Discapacidad y Otras Necesidades Especiales. (Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and Other Special Needs) http://www.fema.gov/pdf/library/spa_pfd_all476.pdf This Spanish-language guide, co-authored by the American Red Cross and FEMA, educates the public about the importance of preparing for disasters. It provides tips for staying informed, making an emergency plan and kit, and planning for people with mobility problems or hearing, learning, or seeing disabilities.

Cómo Mantener Segura a su Familia: Un Calendario de Preparación