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Bad idea: 6 myths about how to react during a disaster
Last updated May 16, 2012
Like putting butter on a burn or sucking on a snake bite, some myths persist no matter how many times they're proved wrong. When it comes to reacting during a disaster like an earthquake, tornado or wildfire, a little bit of misinformation can do a whole lot of damage.
Here are some common misconceptions about disaster preparedness and what you really need to do to stay safe.
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- Bad idea: 6 myths about how to react during a disaster
- Myth No. 1: Stand inside a doorway during an earthquake
- Myth No. 2: Open the windows in your home to equalize the pressure caused by a tornado
- Myth No. 3: Tape your windows before a hurricane
- Myth No. 4: Open a window or a door on the lee side of your house during a hurricane
- Myth No. 5: Stay and defend your home in the event of a wildfire
- Myth No. 6: Abandon your car and lie in a ditch if caught in a tornado