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Taking Storm-Proofing Into Your Own Hands
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Taking Storm-Proofing Into Your Own Hands

Blowing Away the Myths

Property Casualty Insurers Association of America Logo Building stronger new homes and storm-proofing existing homes are the most effective ways to reduce property damage and risk to human life. In an effort to increase awareness and encourage people to storm-proof their homes, insurance companies want to debunk common myths about storm-proofing.

MYTH: Opening the windows during a storm can control the air pressure.

MYTH: Only the openings that face the direction of the storm need to be protected.

MYTH: Taping windows with a big "X" will make them safe and impact resistant.

MYTH: It is safe to go outside during the "eye" of the hurricane to check the damage

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