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Dealing with Catastrophes

Natural catastrophes can happen in an instant. Families and individuals should prepare in advance for any major disaster by having emergency kits ready and developing plans to follow before, during and after an event. There are specific, effective ways people can mitigate the financially-devastating and life-threatening dangers posed by each of the major catastrophes listed below. Different types of insurance can help alleviate the financial burdens of rebuilding a home or business, or replacing other material possessions.

Select one of the following links to learn more about how you can prepare for and minimize the damage caused by these natural catastrophes:

Wildfires

Earthquakes

Floods

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