Engineering Professor Explains How His Work Helps Protect Communities from Hurricane Winds

Wind from a category 1 hurricane can reach nearly 100 mph, fast enough to damage homes and snap tree branches. Category 5 hurricane winds exceed 157 mph and can destroy buildings, leaving areas uninhabitable for weeks or months.

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Assistant Professor Pedro Fernández-Cabán researches better methods for quantifying the intensity of hurricane winds and how those winds affect the structural integrity of buildings.