By Ken Jorgustin – Modern Survival Blog
There are many myths about tornadoes. Do any of these sound familiar?
MYTH: If a tornado is approaching, opening windows will equalize pressure and prevent your house from exploding.
REALITY: This tornado myth is based on the assumption that a tornado’s low pressure is the most destructive feature which causes a house or building to ‘explode’. Instead, most damage is actually caused by the tornado’s strong winds and flying debris. Opening windows won’t save your home, and it will reduce the amount of time you have to take cover. When it comes to severe weather, every second counts, so forget the windows and take shelter immediately.