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Forbes: 10 Tips To Disaster-Proof Your House

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Prune the Trees

Trimmed trees make the lawn look larger but they also minimize damage to your property in the case of a natural disaster. If your foliage sits on or close to a power line, the local utility company may cut them back free of charge.

(Credit: AP)

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