We usually think of wildfires as horrifying events, but actually, they're part of a normal cycle of nature that helps to keep our forests healthy. The trouble starts when people who are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of urban living settle near a forested area. Often the desire to escape to a beautiful place trumps the knowledge that you're moving to an area prone to wildfire. But you can enjoy the view and take reasonable precautions to keep your family and yourself safe. Here are some tips to protect your family and property from wildfires.
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It's not just the stuff of Hollywood movies. Tornadoes strike hundreds of times in the United States each year -- often with deadly force. These tips will greatly improve your odds of surviving a twister.