Friday, 22 September, 2017

Miami Woman Delivers Baby at Home as Irma Rages

Hurricane Irma knocks down crane arm in Miami Crane Collapses As Hurricane Irma Hits Downtown Miami
Dexter Carr | 13 September, 2017, 00:22

Authorities in Miami have also confirmed that two cranes have collapsed into buildings due to the strong winds.

Separately, a video posted to Twitter showed Brickell Avenue, an upscale business and residential district near Miami Beach, was already being flooded out as Irma's fury rained down on the region.

According to city officials, it would have taken about two weeks to move the cranes and there wasn't enough time. "The top portion that most people see is broken in half". "In the future there should be an easy way to bring them down in events like this one".

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Despite that, there was widespread relief that the storm surge triggered by Hurricane Irma, which swamped the city's business district, had not caused the catastrophic damage that had been predicted by meteorologists.

Read the complete Miami-Herald story here. The building was still in tact despite the crane's failure. "But for the grace of God, that [collapse] could be me". Crews responded to every emergency until about midnight, but flooding and wind gusts of 94 miles per hour made it too risky to head out again until later Sunday morning.

"Hurricane winds are blowing in one direction but a tornado could twist things, and nothing can be created to withstand the tornado effect", Whiteman said.

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