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Securing your home for an earthquake, fire, or other emergency can mean a few different things. Of course you want to have enough food, water and supplies for three days, but you also want to make sure photos and paintings, furniture, and electronics are secured to the walls so they don't fall on you or your loved ones. Most home improvement stores carry furniture straps, museum wax to adhere delicate items to shelves, and other tools to make your space safe.

Make sure your supplies are accessible and close to a door so that you can grab them and go. Communicate with everyone in your home where they are, what they are for, and who will rotate them if they expire. Don't forget, even fire extinguishers can expire!

You can dramatically increase your safety and comfort level during an emergency if you take a few of these steps now. To learn more about structural home safety look at

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