Protect Your Property or Business from Disaster

If you aren’t sure whether your property or business is at risk from disasters caused by natural hazards, check with your local building official, city engineer, or planning and zoning administrator. They can tell you whether you are in an area where dam inundation, earthquakes, floods, tornados, or wildfires are likely to occur. Also, they usually can tell you how to protect yourself, your house, business and property from the different hazards.

Protect Your Business from All Natural Hazards

  • Protect Business Records and Inventory

  • Install a Generator for Emergency Power

Protect Your Property from an Earthquake

  • Anchor Large Equipment Properly

  • Anchor Tall Bookcases and File Cabinets

  • Anchor and Brace Propane Tanks and Gas Cylinders

  • Bolt Sill Plates to Foundation

  • Brace Cripple Walls

  • Install Latches on Drawers and Cabinet Doors

  • Mount Framed Pictures and Mirrors Securely

  • Restrain Desktop Computers and Appliances

  • Use Flexible Connections on Gas and Water Lines

Protect Your Property from Fire

  • Dealing with Vegetation and Combustible Materials
  • Replace Roofing with Fire-Resistant Materials

Protect Your Property from Flooding

  • Build With Flood Damage Resistant Materials

  • Raise Electrical System Components

  • Anchor Fuel Tanks

  • Install Sewer Backflow Valves

Protect Your Property from High Winds

  • Maintain EIFS Walls
  • Protect Windows and Doors with Covers
  • Reinforce or Replace Garage Doors
  • Remove Trees and Potential Windborne Missiles
  • Secure Metal Siding and Metal Roofs
  • Secure Built-Up and Single-Ply Roofs
  • Secure Composition Shingle Roofs
  • Brace Gable End Roof Framing