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Home Depot hosts hurricane workshops May 30


Atlanta - The Home Depot Inc. will host its third annual Hurricane Preparedness Workshops on 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.

The free workshops will be held 10-11:30 a.m. local time and cover storm readiness topics including 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.

The American Red Cross, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and natural disaster nonprofit Team Rubicon will participate in the workshops. Tips are also available online.

"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, executive VP, U.S. Stores, 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.”

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