Get prepared for hurricane season

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CAPE CORAL, Fla. – Hurricane season begins Monday, June 1 and that has many getting prepared for the potential of a storm.

Home Depot stores across Southwest Florida will host hurricane preparedness workshops to help get the public ready this Saturday.

The Home Depot along with local first responders will help the public prepare for hurricane season and educate them on the importance of protecting their home and being ready for an approaching storm.

One of the most important things you can do to prepare for a hurricane is make sure your windows are protected. Experts advise to never tape them with duct tape but to always secure hurricane rated shutters or aluminum over your windows for protection.

WINK News Reporter John Trierweiler and Home Depot, also demonstrated why they recommended having hurricane impact glass installed on your home or business. As it blocks the force and power of an object trying to penetrate the window.

The Home Depot will even let you try to break their hurricane impact glass at Saturday’s event, by throwing a baseball at one of their hurricane impact glass windows.

The hurricane preparedness workshop kicks off Saturday at 10 a.m. and runs until noon. The Home Depot in Cape Coral on Skyline is located at 2508 Skyline Blvd. To find a Home Depot closer to you, click here.

For additional ways to stay safe and to prepare for the 2015 hurricane season, click here to read the WINK News 2015 Hurricane Guide.

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