What hurricane force winds can look like

An American flag is ripped to shreds from heavy rain and wind from Hurricane Matthew early Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Matthew weakened slightly to a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds near 120 mph, but the U.S. National Hurricane Center says it's expected to remain a powerful hurricane as it moves closer to the coast. (Craig Rubadoux/Florida Today via AP)

SAVANNAH, GA (MEDIA GENERAL)—While Savannah won’t be getting directly hit by Hurricane Matthew, the historic Georgia city will still be feeling the effects of the storm. Winds from 30-40 miles per hour are whipping through the streets.

But that’s nothing compared to what a hurricane can do. The current wind speeds are rough – it should be evident in the video above based off how it completely overtakes the audio early on. Using a wind tunnel, which formed between two of the buildings near our location, Nate Harrington shows you the difference between the 30-40 mph winds and the 70-80 mph winds possible during a hurricane.

Whatever the wind speed is though, it is important to remember that storms like this can be devastating. It’s why mandatory evacuations have been enacted in much of the storm’s path.