How to Protect Your Home From Disasters

Earthquake:
Secure bookcases, furniture and appliances with bolts, and relegate large, fragile or heavy items to lower shelves, buy earthquake insurance.

Flood:
Elevate the main breaker or fuse box and any heating, ventilation or cooling equipment, purchase flood insurance, keep insurance policy, important documents and other valuables in a safe-deposit box, install check valves in sewer traps to revent backflow.

Hurricane:
Install storm shutters, reinforce roof with bracing and hurricane straps, bring lawn furniture inside when a watch or a warning is issued.

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