It’s only June and we have already seen the first named storm of the season. Don’t wait until a hurricane is approaching, act now to protect your home and family. FEMA has preparedness tips in 13 languages.
Hurricanes are Part of Living in Florida
Florida has experienced more landfalling hurricanes than any other state in the nation.
Nearly 120 hurricanes have been recorded, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Since 1851, there have only been 18 years when Florida did not experience a hurricane or tropical storm.
Florida is Home to a Diverse Population
Approximately 28 percent of the state’s residents speak a language other than English.
Spanish and Haitian-Creole are the two most common languages in Florida, after English.
Ready.gov has preparedness information in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Haitian-Creole, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu and Vietnamese.
Information—including how to create a plan and put together an emergency supply kit—can be found at Ready.gov/languages