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Home Depot Readies Hurricane Workshops

The Home Depot will hold its second annual Hurricane Preparedness Workshops, a single-day effort to prepare residents in storm prone regions for the upcoming hurricane season. On Saturday, May 31, in preparation for the first day of hurricane season, The Home Depot will host workshops at 700 of its stores from the Gulf Coast to New England. 

The workshops are an important preemptive measure the company is taking to help residents prepare for the 2014 hurricane season, it noted. Workshop leaders will cover critical hurricane readiness topics, such as storm prep projects, generator safety, sizing generators for specific home or business needs and assembling disaster and emergency preparedness kits.

“As we prepare for the first day of hurricane season, The Home Depot is committed to providing our customers the essential know-how to protect their homes and their families if a storm strikes,” said Craig Menear, president, U.S. Stores. “Our hope is for these workshops to bring communities together, provide important preparedness information and inspire residents to take action.”

For the second year in a row, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and The Ready Campaign will participate with The Home Depot for the Hurricane Workshops. This year’s event is part of America’s PrepareAthon!, a nationwide, community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience.

Hurricane Preparedness Workshops are free and will be held on Saturday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to noon local time. Participating stores and registration information is located at