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Step 2: Prepare Your Home

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It's important to prepare your home for emergencies -- and make sure you know what to do in a disaster.

First of all, do you know how to turn off your utilities in the event of a burst water pipe or gas leak?

Gas
Electricity
Water (see section titled "Leaks, Hardware Fixes and Emergencies")

Also, it is always wise to preparing for natural disasters which are common to our area. Since California is prone to earthquakes, make sure to check out these earthquake home safety tips from FEMA. The Antelope Valley can also be prone to flashfloods and brushfires, so it's a good idea to prepare for these as well.  

Make sure to protect critical documents.