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How to Prepare for a Natural Disaster

En español | Earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires are all events that you can't control. But you can get prepared for problems before they happen. As of Sept. 15, 2023, the federal government lists 80 disasters in the U.S. and its territories, compared with 63 in the same period last year. 
Also: Disaster Recovery

In This Series: Preparing for Disasters

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