Should You Open Windows During A Tornado Or Hurricane?

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Question: Fact or myth?…

You should open the windows in your house during a tornado or hurricane?

Answer: MYTH!

See why…

Not only is this wrong — it’s dangerous.

Opening a window brings in high-pressure air, which then must escape.

That’s usually out other windows or doors, or through the ceiling or roof.

Cracking the windows could even cause a house to explode. A better defense is covering openings with reinforced plywood, so air flows over (not into) the house.

— This Old House