When a severe thunderstorm warning pops up on your phone, lightning and rain aren’t all you should be worrying about.
Thunderstorms can produce winds exceeding 100 miles per hour (mph), according to the National Weather Service. These winds come from tornadoes but also lesser-known events such as downbursts.
“The problem is that we currently do not have design guidelines available in building codes and standards to help communities stay safe against downbursts,” says Professor Amal Elawady, an expert on wind engineering at the College of Engineering and Computing.
Read more at FIU News.