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20 Early Warning Signs That Disaster Is About To Strike

The occurrences of natural disasters are uncertain, but not totally random. Knowing what warning signs to look out for before a tragedy strikes can help you stay out of harm's way.

1. Be Aware Of A Patch Of J-Shaped Trees

Had you ever been hiking in the woods and seen a patch of trees bent into a J shape? Well, you might have escaped a disaster because that's a sign of an impending landslide. Here the ground has been shifting slowly, making the trees grow strangely. Another sign of potential landslide is cracking in the ground, which can happen on the sidewalk, street, or dirt itself. Landslides occur on slopes though, so if you're in a flat area, you're probably safe.

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