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Wild flowers along Fall Creek on the way to the Green Lakes - Oregon

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Natural Disaster Home Safety Guide

 Recently I was contacted by Jennifer Navid.  She wrote a fine post called the Natural Disasters Home Safety Guide.  This guide is a common sense approach to disaster planning due to events such as wildfire and flooding.

Jennifer Navid is a writer for Choice Home Warranty, a home protection company. She's passionate about helping people protect their financial welfare through disaster prevention and helped write this comprehensive guide on home safety.

Here is her post.

by Jennifer Navid

Natural disasters affect every area of America, and no home is immune to the threat of emergencies. These disasters can threaten your property, even your life. But there are simple steps you can take to protect your home and family in the event of an emergency. We’ll share expert tips for preparing your home to survive tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, and floods. Being prepared for natural disasters and emergencies can protect your property — and it just might save your life. Be ready by following our guide to natural disaster preparedness.

Emergency Preparedness Basics

For any emergency, you’ll need the basics: a plan and an emergency kit. Be ready for natural disasters with these tips that apply for any emergency.Every emergency calls for a different plan. Tornadoes and hurricanes, for example, require for a safe room. Homes prone to earthquakes might need seismic retrofitting, and families in flood-prone areas should know safe evacuation routes. 

To read the rest of Jennifer's post go here.

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