County Offers Extra Incentive to Get Prepared During National Hurricane Preparedness Week

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County Offers Extra Incentive to Get Prepared

 During National Hurricane Preparedness Week


WHO:      Leon County      

WHAT:    Hurricane Preparedness

WHEN:    Friday, May 10 through Sunday, May 12      

WHERE:  Participating Ace Hardware and Home Depot locations (list below)

To help citizens prepare during National Hurricane Preparedness Week, Leon County will provide a free five-gallon bucket and lid with the purchase of at least $25 worth of hurricane supplies at select local hardware stores, while supplies last. Experts encourage keeping disaster supplies in a five-gallon bucket to avoid water damage and provide a durable place for storage.

Beginning Friday, May 10 through Sunday, May 12, citizens can visit a participating location to purchase items on the disaster bucket checklist such as batteries, first aid kits, flashlights and more. To view a full list of items, click here.

 Locations include: 

  • Apalachee Ace Hardware, 3626 Apalachee Pkwy
  • Bannerman Ace Hardware, 3321 Beech Ridge Trail
  • Esposito Ace Hardware, 2743 Capital Cir NE
  • Killearn Ace Hardware, 4831 Kerry Forest Pkwy
  • N. Monroe Ace Hardware, 3802 N. Monroe St.
  • Woodville Ace Hardware, 9382 Woodville Hwy
  • NE Home Depot, 3200 Capital Cir NE

Hurricane season begins June 1. Leon County encourages residents to prepare their homes and families before disaster strikes. Learn more about being disaster resilient at Leon County’s .

The National Weather Service declared May 5 through May 11 as National Hurricane Preparedness Week. The goal is to make sure that every family has a disaster plan.                                                              

For more information, contact Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community & Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 /