Nearly 700 Home Depot stores recently hosted hurricane preparedness workshops, which are one-day events the big-box retailer organizes annually.
The workshops were intended to help prepare residents in storm-prone regions for the start of hurricane season, which begins today.
The workshops covered topics such as 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, according to The Home Depot.
For the third year in a row, the American Red Cross and the Federal Emergency Management Agency partnered with Home Depot for the workshops.
Independent retailers located in areas likely to experience the impact of hurricanes should also consider ways to reach out to their communities to help residents prep for storms. In-store workshops and prominent displays of emergency preparedness products are a couple of ideas to start with.
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