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Myth No. 3: Tape your windows before a hurricane

should you tape windows before a hurricane?

Taping a big “X” on your window "isn't going to do anything to prevent the window from blowing in," warns Rochman.  “Plus, if you're taping windows at the last minute, you're putting yourself in danger. Better you should invest in a window protection system like impact-resistant windows or hurricane shutters."

James Judge, a member of the American Red Cross' Scientific Advisory Council, agrees. "The myth is that the tape will hold the glass together, but that's totally false," he warns. "The duct tape may in fact create larger shards of glass that could cause significant injuries. The best thing to do is to put up plywood or a corrugated type of window protection."

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