hurricane irene

Irene’s Gone-Time To Untape Those Windows

Irene’s Gone-Time To Untape Those Windows

If you followed the somewhat dubious advice to tape over your windows in the face of last weekend’s hurricane, now you are faced with the task of getting that tape off the windows. The most common product for window taping is duct tape, and, naturally, that is one of the most difficult tapes to clean. […]

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Now They Tell Us

Now They Tell Us

I spent yesterday afternoon driving through eastern North Carolina, one of the areas hit most heavily by hurricane Irene. ¬†All along the main highways, stores with large glass windows and doors had tape stretched from side to side, apparently to minimize flying glass if the windows were broken. According to the most recent recommendation from […]

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Duct Tape Sales Spike In Anticipation of Irene

Duct Tape Sales Spike In Anticipation of Irene

Last minute preparations for the onslaught of Hurricane Irene along the East Coast have led to a spike in duct tape sales at home improvement centers like Home Depot and Lowes. While duct tape won’t keep windows from breaking in high winds or from flying debris, putting tape on the windows will prevent, or slow […]

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