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Celebrate and Prepare During Hispanic Heritage Month

September 2021

September’s National Preparedness Month overlaps with Hispanic Heritage Month, which is observed from September 15 to October 15 each year. Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes and celebrates the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the American Latino community. It began as a weeklong celebration in 1968, expanding to a month 20 years later.

For the first time, FEMA’s Ready campaign is launching a series of public service advertisements (PSAs) designed to encourage preparedness in the Hispanic Community. Look for the Ad Council’s PSAs starting in mid-September, the peak of wildfire and hurricane seasons.

To help meet the needs of the country’s growing Spanish-speaking population, FEMA has many resources translated into Spanish. Did you know portions of FEMA’s website are also available in Spanish? Check it out at https://www.fema.gov/es.

Then take a look at some of FEMA’s other resources in Spanish:

¡Feliz Mes de la Herencia Hispana! Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!

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