Statistical Summary and Case Studies of Strong Wind Damage in China
Shuyang Cao* and Jin Wang**
*State Key Laboratory of Disaster Reduction in Civil Engineering, Tongji University, Siping Road 1239, Shanghai 200092, China
**Department of Bridge Engineering, Tongji University, Siping Road 1239, Shanghai 200092, China
Strong wind events, such as typhoons and tornados, have caused severe damage to buildings and other structures as well as agricultural and forestry products in China. This paper analyzes statistical data on typhoons and tornados in China, and it reports case studies on strong wind damage. Lessons from past damage from strong winds, as well as engineering measures against potential wind damage to low-cost houses, are presented for the purpose of wind-related disaster risk reduction.
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