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Hurricane officials: No more tape for windows

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By MIKE SCHNEIDER
Associated Press

ORLANDO, FL (AP) -- Officials with the National Hurricane Center have a message for residents living in hurricane-prone areas: Don't tape your windows.

Hurricane center officials are joining 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. They believe it leads to a false sense of security.

They say residents in hurricane zones instead should use hurricane shutters and impact-resistant windows.

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

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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