Myth: Opening up windows during a tornado or hurricane will keep them from blowing out « »

Truth: It's Dangerous to Open a Window in a Storm

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.
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