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Protecting Your Home Against An Earthquake

Safeguarding Against A Quake The state of California is no stranger to earthquakes. We face the very real possibility of the ground quaking because we live on a fault line. All California residents know that while we get beautiful weather year-round and access to great cultural opportunities, we pay the price with our earthquake risk. Are you familiar with how to protect your home against the ground’s shaking? Here is a quick guide to doing what you can to make sure your house is earthquake ready. Anchor any large bookcases, filing cabinets, water heaters, and other large and heavy furniture and appliances to the walls. Install ledge barriers on all of the shelves in your home. Move heavy items to the lowest levels possible to minimize falling dangers in the event of an earthquake. Affix small appliances to your countertops and computers to their desks or tables. Put latches on your cabinet doors to keep ... Read more