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Install Latches on Drawers and Cabinet Doors


FEMADuring an earthquake, drawers and cabinet doors can open and the stored materials can spill out and damage floors and floor coverings. Objects that fall from overhead cabinets can injure you or members of your family. One way to prevent this is to install latches such as barrel bolts, safety hasps, and childproof locks.

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