5 Hurricane Myths — Do They Fool You?

It’s time to dispel some common myths so that your hurricane preparations are fully informed. How many of these five myths from Traveler’s Insurance do you believe?

It’s time to dispel some common myths so that your hurricane preparations are fully informed. How many of these five myths from Traveler’s Insurance do you believe?

Myth 1: The roof is the most vulnerable part of the home.
Fact: The garage door is more often the most vulnerable area in high winds. Hurricane-proof your garage doors with code-approved braces or buy a hurricane-resistant door.

Myth 2: You only need to protect windows facing the water.
Fact: Secure windows with hurricane shutters or plywood to combat high winds and flying objects. Or invest in high-impact windows.

Myth 3:Taping a big “X” on windows stops them from shattering.
Fact: Taping an “X” on a window won’t save it from being destroyed by flying objects.

Myth 4: Leaning against windows or doors will keep them from blowing inward.
Fact: Stay away from windows in high winds.

Myth 5: Opening the windows will alleviate pressure.
Fact: Opening and closing windows during storms can lead to injury and damage to building contents.

How’d you do? How many facts did you know?