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Hurricane Preparedness at Home

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Need detailed instructions on how to prepare your roof, windows, doors and yard for hurricane season?

If you live in one of nine hurricane-prone areas—Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Puerto Rico and St. Thomas (Virgin Islands)—you can attend a free series of disaster preparedness clinics cosponsored by The Home Depot and the American Red Cross to help ensure your survival in the event of a hurricane.

Interactive clinics are being offered now through September, each showcasing the appropriate equipment and materials you’ll need to secure your home. Workshop titles include “The ABCs of Hurricane Preparation” and “How to Protect Your Property from Wind.”

Clinic leaders will walk you through step-by-step procedures for safeguarding your home. They hope to reach 1 million homeowners in preparation for a record-breaking storm season.

“We salute the state of Florida for its recent actions and hope that our new Red Cross partnership further encourages people to prepare early for this year’s hurricane season,” says Home Depot Executive Vice President Tom Taylor.

“Being prepared is a key element to a community’s readiness and ability to respond to a disaster,” adds Joe Becker, senior vice president of preparedness and response for the American Red Cross. “Families that take the time to organize a disaster supplies kit; develop a communication plan; and learn what to do before, during and after a disaster are able to recover more quickly after an incident.”

For information on clinic times and availability, contact your local Home Depot store.

Later this year, two additional clinics on house fires and wildfire safety will be offered.

For more information on increasing your chances of survival during a hurricane, visit our hurricane preparedness page.

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