Crane collapses in Miami from Hurricane Irma winds

Mari Michaud her daughter Zoey and son Neal Jr. are fleeing Irma and in search of lodging and gasoline

According to the resident, the crane is on top of the PMG building that is now under construction.

The first crane fell in a bay-front area filled with hotels and high-rise condo and office buildings, near the AmericanAirlines Arena, where the NBA's Miami Heat play.

Authorities expressed concern earlier in the week as 25 cranes still stood in Miami during Irma.

The tower cranes are "designed to withstand winds up to 145 miles per hour, not a Category 5 Hurricane", the city said in a news release this week. "The winds are so strong that it's not known what will happen".

During that time, a resident said he heard a loud boom and looked out of the apartment to see the crane falling.

Drivers wait in line for gas in Altamonte Springs Florida
Drivers wait in line for gas in Altamonte Springs Florida

Abby Ape lives near where the crane collapsed in downtown Miami. "We will have a crew over to secure the crane as soon as the weather permits". "It will be done by wind-blown debris".

Hurricane Irma continues on it's path of destruction, having recently made landfall in Florida.

A tornado could have ripped the crane loose, Whiteman said.

Miami-Dade police officers are sheltering for their safety and can no longer respond to calls for service, the Miami-Dade Police Department tweeted Sunday. I never thought I'd say this ... leave Miami Beach. In 2005, Hurricane Wilma's Category 2 winds blew out windows in new Miami high-rises that met the updated code.

"You could have a building built to code, but if the two next to it are knocked over by storm surge into your building, you could suffer loss as well", Castaldi said.

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