BASIC GARAGE SAFETY
Although earthquakes, wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes and floods all bring different hazards, some of the basic precautions are the same.
For starters, it’s a good idea to make sure your garage is in good shape. Is the roof and siding sound, are the windows fully glazed and well caulked, and are the gutters and roof free of debris? While you’re checking, be sure to trim shrubbery or branches and tree limbs that overhang the garage or could brush against the building in a high wind. Not only will your garage and home be safer, it will look better. Also make sure that any outside doors have deadbolts, which not only protect against intruders, but keep high winds or flying objects from knocking them open. As an extra precaution, make sure your house number can be easily seen from the street to ensure that emergency help can find you quickly.
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