For the PSA audio in Spanish, click here.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Dear PSA Director,
This year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts an above average Atlantic Hurricane Season with up to 19 named storms.They also forecast that 6-10 storms could become hurricanes. With hurricane season here, FEMA and its National Flood Insurance Program are urging residents to start preparing now, ahead of the next storm.
It only takes one small storm to cause significant flood damage. Just one inch of flooding in an average-sized home is enough to cause upwards of $25,000 in repairs. Having flood insurance can bring peace of mind, because when you are prepared for flood, you are prepared for recovery.
FEMA and its National Flood Insurance Program has produced a radio broadcast-quality public service announcement in English and Spanish. The spot features several hurricane flood survivors from across the country, sharing their stories about how they were able to recover with flood insurance.
The hurricane flood survivors featured in this spot are; Rupi Prasad, Danielle Rees, Yadira Parker, Tony and Rita Morello.
For more information about flood insurance, visit FloodSmart.gov.
Please help protect your listeners by placing this PSA in heavy rotation between now and the end of hurricane season, Monday, November 30, 2020.
Thank you in advance for your support.
The National Flood Insurance Program, FEMA
:30 PSA SCRIPT
FLOODING FROM HURRICANE HARVEY HIT THE WATER CAME THROUGH THE WALLS THROUGH THE WINDOWS THROUGH EVERYWHERE. HURRICANE FLORENCE I GOT ABOUT A FOOT AND A HALF OF WATER DOWNSTAIRS. MANY PEOPLE WERE LEFT WITHOUT HOMES AND MANY OF THOSE PEOPLE DID NOT HAVE FLOOD INSURANCE. HAVING FLOOD INSURANCE MEANT HAVING LESS TO WORRY ABOUT. I COULDN’T IMAGINE US BEING WITHOUT IT. LEARN MORE AT FLOOD SMART DOT GOV BROUGHT TO YOU BY FEMA AND ITS NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM.