Published: May 31, 2014 1:43 PM EDT
Updated: May 31, 2014 6:25 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla --- Once just your one stop shop for home improvement, Home Depot added another job to its resume Saturday.

It was hurricane preparation expert.

"We are here to teach them how to prepare before, what happens during, and then how to recover afterward," said Marci Dilger of Home Depot.

From the Red Cross, to tax free hurricane prep items, to the Cape Coral Police Department, customers and curious minds alike, could get answers to all their burning questions about hurricanes.  

"Just so they can be aware, when we have disaster strike, there are things in place to help things back together as quickly as possible," said Jeff Nickell of the Lehigh Acres Fire Department.

The event even got a little hands on at one point. Wink News got a swing at a high impact window, cracking the outside.

The side facing inside your home however, was glass free!

"I helped people rebuild their homes after Charley, and people don't understand that those people only lost one window or two but were out of their homes for 6, 8, 9 months waiting for home to be repaired," said Don Deweese of Home Depot.

It's all part of the event's motto to teach preparation, and protection. 

"Tells them the resources they have to be able to handle the disasters. Different things you can put on your home like the surge protector electronics. They also have fingerprint kits for any parents that would like to do the identification process with their kids," said Dilger.

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