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Forbes: 10 Tips To Disaster-Proof Your House

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Repair Cracks and Leaks

Anything faulty in the home will break further and faster in a natural disaster. Before a disaster can take you off guard, repair cracks in ceilings or the foundation, as they make the home more susceptible to severe damage in earthquakes; repair shoddy wiring and gas leaks as these can cause fires.

(Credit: AP)

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