The Home Depot said Thursday that it has launched a Hurricane & Storm Preparedness Livestream Workshop led by expert associates to help residents in storm-prone regions prepare and protect their families and homes for hurricanes, tornadoes and floods.
As the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts a record-high number of potential hurricanes through November, the new digital workshop will cover the essentials for staying safe this season and preparing one's family and home, including a resource checklist and helpful tips to minimize home damage leading up to and following any type of storm.
"We hope this season is calmer than expected, but there is no more important time for us to support our customers and communities than during natural disasters – now with tips through our expanded digital tools," said Hector Padilla, president of The Home Depot's southern division. "Through these livestream workshops, The Home Depot experts – who themselves have lived in disaster-prone regions – will share their firsthand tips on preparing for storms and staying safe before and after disasters strike."
The first Hurricane & Storm Preparedness Workshop will livestream beginning on Sept. 14, with a new broadcast airing weekly through the end of November. Registration is available at www.homedepot.com/workshops.
During the class, a Home Depot associate will show viewers how to put together an emergency supply kit, take proper safety precautions, track storm trajectories, minimize home damage, safely use a generator, access resources from relief organizations, and provide information for potential repairs and recovery from an emergency.
This free livestreaming workshop is part of a new initiative by The Home Depot to share know-how with both adults and children without leaving their homes. On-demand how-to videos are also available on www.homedepot.com/workshops and will include the Hurricane & Storm Preparedness Workshop following the livestream. Customers can learn additional tips about hurricane preparedness and safety at www.homedepot.com/hurricane.
To date in 2020, The Home Depot Foundation has committed $4 million to disaster response in areas impacted by tornadoes, wildfires and hurricanes. Most recently, the Foundation committed up to $500,000 in support of Hurricane Laura relief, mobilized more than 1,000 disaster relief kits to Lake Charles, La., and helped served nearly 1,300 meals to residents in need from the local Home Depot parking lot in partnership with World Central Kitchen.