Emergency Management News

Monday, June 15, 2015

FEMA Joins Home Depot Hurricane Preparedness Workshops

On May 30, 2015, Home Depot conducted hurricane preparedness workshops to help homeowners prepare for hurricane season. The free workshops were held at more than 700 Home Depot locations around the country.
Several Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Regional offices participated in the workshops, including FEMA Regions II, III and IV, who supported 23 events.  Home Depot provided tables with displays promoting hurricane preparedness information and materials from FEMA, the Ready campaign, and America’s PrepareAthon! Many of the displays showcased emergency equipment, such as flashlights, lanterns, batteries, first-aid kits, water, generators, dust masks, fire extinguishers, smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors that could be purchased at the store.  
Home Depot offered a virtual workshop for customers who could not attend so they could learn what to do before and after a hurricane.

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