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Hurricane Season

Learn more about what to do before, during and after a hurricane.

Myth
Only coastal areas are at risk of hurricanes.

Fact
Strong winds, heavy rain and flooding can spread inland hundreds of miles.

 

Myth
Slightly opening the windows during a hurricane equalizes the pressure in your home, preventing the roof from collapsing or exploding.

Fact
No home is airtight, so the pressure inside will equalize on its own. Opening windows only provides a way for rain and debris to enter the home.

 

Myth
Taping windows with duct tape will prevent them from breaking or shattering.

Fact
Tape won’t prevent debris from shattering windows – it’ll only make the glass fall in large chunks instead of small shards. It’s best to board up windows or install hurricane shutters.

 

Myth
The weather doesn’t look bad, so you don’t need to evacuate until the storm hits.

Fact
If you’re told to evacuate, do so immediately. You should put together an evacuation plan beforehand.