The facts about hurricanes

You might have heard that taping a big “X” on your windows will protect them and keep you safe in a hurricane. Actually, that "X" will not protect your windows from being shattered by the wind.

This is just one of the many myths about adequate hurricane preparation. Take a look at a few others:

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You only need to protect the windows facing the water.

All windows and glass doors should be secured to guard against high winds and flying objects.
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If you lean against a window or door, you can keep it from blowing inward.

Not a good idea. You are putting yourself in danger remaining in front of windows and doors.
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You may have heard that opening windows will alleviate pressure.

No. Stay away from windows and keep them shut.
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The biggest myth is that “it won't happen here.”

Although all of us hope we will not be affected by a hurricane, it is always safer for you, your family, and business to be prepared.
Hurricane preparedness

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