Quote: I am in Maryland listening to steaming audio of WPMI in Mobile. The uninformed host of this radio station talk show is having a running discussion with callers about closing or not closing windows in your home for the approach of Ivan. He says the response is about 50/50.
I believe the correct answer is to close windows, but I have not yet found an official source for this information. Can anyone help?
It is unbelievable the number of people who calling into this talk show who don't seem to have a clue what to do!
Well, here's what NOAA has to say about open windows during a tornado (just do a google search under <myth hurricane OR tornado "open windows"> to get 314 sites that debunk the myth):
Q. Should I open my windows before a tornado approaches?
A. It's a myth that open windows equalize pressure and minimize damage when a tornado strikes. Opening windows allows damaging winds to enter the structure. Leave the windows alone and immediately go to a safe place.
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