Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Residents in Buildings Near Miami Crane Collapse Being Evacuated

Residents in Buildings Near Miami Crane Collapse Being Evacuated

The Category 4 storm is expected to travel up the state's west coast, according to The New York Times, and is bringing winds of 130 miles per hour.

In the days before Irma hit a Florida mum gave birth to her baby just before the monster storm hit. At least two cranes collapsed and a roof blew off a home in nearby neighborhoods.

That collapse at the Related property came hours after heavy winds snapped the boom of another crane erected on top of a Miami apartment building under construction.

Police and fire rescue were evacuating residents from the east side of a building at 479 Northeast 30th Street and the entire building at 505 Northeast 30th Street, officials said.

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"It can be very destructive".

Whether or not the crane will fall or where it could land remains unknown.

Flooding can be seen on Brickell Avenue in Miami, Fla. due to Irma Sunday.

The area is flooded "from the storm surge that is coming over the sea walls", said Steven Schlacknam, a 51-year-old visual artist who made a decision to ride out the storm from his 37th floor apartment.

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The displaced residents have not been informed on when they can return to their building.

"It's a show but not a catastrophic event", said Roberto Cuneo, an Italian living in Miami Beach who decided not to flee.

One expert, Dr Shannon Clark, an associate professor in the division of maternal fetal medicine at University of Texas said that the reason for the increased births is inconclusive, though it could have something to do with the low barometric pressure that comes with a hurricane.

He added that the neighboring commercial boulevard of Lincoln Road, a tourist epicenter, was flooded with about a foot (30 centimeters) of water.

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"We've got to follow our protocol", he said.

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