Stormy Weather


Is it a good idea to open windows and doors so that air pressure is equalized inside a house?

There is a long-standing myth that when a tornado is near a home it lowers the air pressure outside so much that the higher, interior pressure in a house will cause it to explode. This is not true; tornadoes damage and rip apart houses simply by virtue of wind speeds and the debris they blow about. Opening doors and windows increases the possibility that flying objects will enter the home and possibly hit those hiding inside.


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