Miami goes on lockdown amid Irma-looting fears

Miami goes on lockdown amid Irma-looting fears

Miami goes on lockdown amid Irma-looting fears

Moving the cranes would have taken two weeks, city officials said.

The horizontal arms of some cranes were left loose to spin in the winds.

Having moved out of Florida now, according to the Miami Herald, the extent of the damage is still unknown. He also reported downed power lines and other debris.

The incidents highlight one of the biggest concerns for Miami residents heading into the storm.

On Monday morning, Irma was downgraded to a tropical storm, with winds of 70 miles per hour (110 kph), just below hurricane force.

Winds were howling Sunday morning in Miami as a crane from a 30-floor building partially collapsed due to the strong winds associated with Hurricane Irma.

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"So, for their safety and the safety of their families, we came out here to encourage them to voluntarily evacuate the building until the crane can be properly secured", said Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll.

At least two construction cranes collapsed onto buildings in downtown Miami as Hurricane Irma brought deadly winds into South Florida on Sunday. A second crane at the site is still intact, Fort Lauderdale police said. People also posted pictures of the cranes.

People in the heavily populated Tampa-St.

The unidentified woman in the Little Haiti neighborhood called emergency personnel twice in the early morning, but out of over 40 calls that paramedics and fire crews received that night into early morning, they were only able to respond to four as the category 4 storm made landfall.

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.

Jade Wolkind-Mohl, nurse assistant clinical manager for the maternity ward at Jupiter Medical Center, said: "I'm thinking we might have a lot of Irmas".

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