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Forbes: 10 Tips To Disaster-Proof Your House

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Valves and Thermostats

If you know a disaster is imminent, crank the fridge to the coldest setting. When the storm descends turn off all utilities and gas lines. Don't forget to pack a emergency kit with battery operated gadgets, nonperishable food and water.

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