Pennsylvania buildings need to withstand 90 mph winds: Architect

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Rick Williams, a registered architect and former county councilman, said that construction in Pennsylvania must comply with International Building Code wind load requirements, the Times Leader reported.

According to Williams, most of the buildings in the state cannot be expected to hold up if they are in the direct path of an EF2 tornado like the one that recently hit Wilkes-Barre Township.

Williams said that the requirement must be met here: 90 mph. That means buildings and houses should be designed and built to remain intact in winds up to that speed.

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