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IMPACT OF HEAVY WINDS ON STRUCTURESWind is the flow of gases on large scale, containing bulk movement of air. It is caused by difference in the atmospheric pressure, such that, encourages movement of air from the higher to lower pressure area, resulting in winds of various speed.
Wind forces are complex, and the effect on building structures depend on the interaction of many variables. Natural variables include features and properties of the air. These variables create differences in pressure that push and pull on the exterior surfaces of the building, through the following processes, Uplift, Tilting, Overturning etc.
Hurricane or Tropical cyclone, is a rapidly rotating storm system characterized by a low-pressure center, a closed low-level atmospheric circulation, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms, that produce heavy rainfall. The impact on buildings can be dangerous and hazardous, which includes lateral or sideways movement of the structures and collapse.
Perhaps, NIST Information Technology Laboratory website will be a good source: https://www.itl.nist.gov/div898/winds/homepage.htm.
It provides a great guidance with data, analyses, publications and other links for wind load designs.