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Use Flexible Connections on Gas and Water Lines

FEMABecause most gas and water lines are rigid, they can be torn from their connection points during an earthquake. The results could include not only serious damage to your house but also injury to you and members of your family. A broken gas line is especially serious because of the potential for a fire or even an explosion. One way to prevent broken gas and water lines is to have flexible connection pipes installed between appliances and their supply lines.