The Home Depot has announced a single-day effort to prepare residents in storm-prone regions for the upcoming hurricane season. On Saturday, July 27, the retailer will host Hurricane Preparedness Workshops at more than 700 of its stores from the Gulf Coast to New England.
Workshop leaders will cover hurricane readiness topics, including storm-prep projects, generator safety, sizing generators for specific home or business needs, and assembling disaster preparedness kits.
"Just as The Home Depot pre-plans and prepares for disasters of all types, we want to help our customers ready their homes and businesses for hurricanes," said Marvin Ellison, executive VP U.S. Stores. "We play a critical role in the disaster response infrastructure before and after storms, and we have expanded that focus to more stores and facilities in our Northern Division."
In addition to moving Workshops farther north this year, The Home Depot has expanded its hurricane-operating plan and enhanced its supply chain readiness in northern facilities, including a new rail-connected distribution depot serving Long Island, Queens and Brooklyn. The company also announced the opening of a satellite storm recovery location in Seaside Heights, N.J., for post-Sandy recovery.
Hurricane Preparedness Workshops are free and will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Participating stores and registration information can be found at Workshops.homedepot.com.