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storm clouds While you can’t always predict when or what type of a disaster will occur, you can be ready for one. (Photo: Shutterstock)

April is the beginning of severe weather in many parts of the United States, and floods, hurricanes, storms, tornadoes and wildfires are threats to take seriously and prepare for. But not all disasters have to be record-breaking or historic to be catastrophic to your family.

What about an accidental house fire that destroys your home and all of your belongings? Or a sump pump failure that damages your home’s electrical, water heater and furnace, leaving feet of contaminated water in your basement?

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Jayleen R. Heft

Jayleen Heft is the digital content editor for PropertyCasualty360.com. Contact her at [email protected]

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