Hurricane Andrew has sustained winds of 140 mph. Here is the impact of high winds on the human body, according to Professor Hans Hornung of the California Institute of Technology:
* A hand held outside a car window at 70 mph is subjected to one-quarter the force of 140 mph winds.
* A person could lean at a 45-degree angle into a 70 mph wind without falling.
* It is impossible to walk into an 80 mph wind without support from a hand railing or some other structure.
* At 120 mph, a flying object such as a tree limb or lawn chair becomes lethal.
* A person caught in a 130 mph wind would be lifted off the ground.
* A 160 mph wind is equal to 600 pounds of drag force.