Florida International University’s (FIU) International Hurricane Research Center (IHRC) in partnership with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Hurricane Center (NHC) has launched a new Spanish language website.
Hosted by FIU, the website includes information on hurricane science, residential mitigation strategies, preparedness, and descriptions of NHC information products, including tropical cyclone advisories.
“The idea was to make sure that people had a Spanish language option for hurricane-related information,” said Rich Olson, director of the FIU Extreme Events Institute and the IHRC.
The goal of the website is to help the Spanish-speaking community be better educated, informed and prepared for hurricanes, including safe-guarding their families, homes and businesses.
“FIU is helping to remove another barrier between the public and the critical preparedness information they need to get ready in advance for the next hurricane,” said Rick Knabb, director of NOAA’s National Hurricane Center.
Funded by the Florida Division of Emergency Management through the Hurricane Loss Mitigation Program, the website collected information from a variety of partners, including the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH), which was then translated by the FIU Department of Modern Languages and its Translation & Interpretation Program. The Spanish website was designed by the FIU Division of External Relations.
To view the website, please click https://huracanes.fiu.edu/.