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Las Vegas facility simulates hurricane force winds

Posted at 12:06 AM, Oct 07, 2016

Winds are a key force behind the powerful Hurricane Matthew hitting along the Florida coast.

Winds are around 120 miles per hour for the now Category 3 hurricane.

But how can many people even imagine that force? In Las Vegas, an indoor skydiving facility is able to generate wind speeds of 120 miles per hour -- strong enough to make a person fly.

Rob Grills, the manager of Vegas Indoor Skydiving, likens the experience to being in a hurricane.