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Forbes: 10 Tips To Disaster-Proof Your House

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Check Out the Roof and Foundation

This is a preparatory tip that should be done at least once a year, natural disaster or no. Check the roof and repair loose shingles. Consider updating your roof with gable end braces to thwart against hurricanes. To prevent buffer an older home from earthquakes, consider shelling out a few hundred dollars for half-inch anchor bolts and earthquake brackets to secure the house to its foundation.

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