Hurricane season starts Friday, but there were hurricane force winds in Gainesville Wednesday. Engineers from the University of Florida tested strong winds on what they call a hurricane impact simulation. Engineers focus hurricane force winds going more then 100 miles per hour on a simulated house. Testing out if your windows, doors, and roof will withstand hurricane winds. It's testing like this that could help engineers understand what does work during a hurricane and what doesn't.
"This kind of research gives us a fundamental understanding of wind loading and wind driven rain loading on low rise structures such as the homes we live in," says Forrest Masters of the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering.
The hurricane tax free week begins June 1st through June 12th.
By Nathalie Pozo, WCJB TV20 News
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