Only coastal areas are at risk of hurricanes.
Strong winds, heavy rain and flooding can spread inland hundreds of miles.
Slightly opening the windows during a hurricane equalizes the pressure in your home, preventing the roof from collapsing or exploding.
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.
Taping windows with duct tape will prevent them from breaking or shattering.
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.