New guidelines come from National Hurricane Conference
After meeting at the National Hurricane Conference to discuss hurricane preparedness, weather and emergency officials are now are warning residents not to use tape to protect their homes. Alachua County Emergency Management Director David Donnelly says tape should have never been used in the first place.
Donnelly says shutters and panels are the best options during hurricane season.
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