The Home Depot is preparing to host its third annual Hurricane Preparedness Workshops on Saturday, May 30. The one-day event, held in nearly 700 stores from the Gulf Coast to New England, will help prepare residents in storm-prone regions ahead of hurricane season, which begins June 1, according to the retailer.
Hurricane workshops are part of The Home Depot’s commitment to educate residents on critical storm readiness topics and will cover understanding hurricane alerts and categories, creating a storm survival kit, choosing a generator, weathering a hurricane safely and repairing a home after a storm has passed.
“Our associates are passionate about being a trusted resource for our communities, friends and neighbors in both storm preparation and disaster recovery,” said Marc Powers, evp/U.S. Stores, The Home Depot. “As our company prepares for hurricane season, our Hurricane Preparedness workshops encourage communities to prepare to be in the best possible position when a storm strikes.”
The American Red Cross and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will participate in workshops. For the first time, Team Rubicon, a nonprofit that unites the skills of military veterans with first responders to deploy emergency response teams in communities impacted by natural disasters, also will join the event.
The workshops are free, open to the public and will be held on Saturday, May 30, from 10-11:30 a.m. local time. Participating stores and registration information can be found online at workshops.homedepot.com. Customers not able to attend the event can learn more about hurricane preparedness through the retailer’s virtual hurricane workshop online.