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Important Reminder: Don't Tape Windows Before A Hurricane

ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) – It's something those of us who live in hurricane prone South Florida have known for a long time but is being repeated at a hurricane conference in Orlando this week; don't tape your windows before a storm.

Hurricane center officials have joined with a consumer advocate group Tuesday at the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando to encourage residents to skip taping their windows when a hurricane is heading their way. It does not offer protection from hurricane force winds, and gives a false sense of security.

Instead of using tape, residents in hurricane zones should use hurricane shutters and impact-resistant windows.

Hundreds of meteorologists and emergency management officials are in Orlando for the weeklong hurricane conference.

Click here for more hurricane do's and don'ts.

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