Cranes Snap in Fla. Due to Irma Winds

Sep 13, 2017, 00:21
Cranes Snap in Fla. Due to Irma Winds

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

The city identified two dozen tower cranes working on construction sites as a concern ahead of Irma.

Moving the cranes would have taken two weeks, city officials said. Dispatch told her how to tie it off.

The strongest rain bands from the hurricane were expected to come into Miami's metro area from around 10 noon on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

"In the future there should be an easy way to bring them down in events like this one", Ape said.

While over six and a half million people in Florida were told to evacuate in the face of the increasingly strong hurricane, the winds that arrived there were gauged at being in excess of 150 miles per hour. Although Miami will miss the worst of Irma's top winds of 130 miles per hour, the Miami has seen gusts of up to 100 miles per hour. The employee captured video of the collapse.

"Our cranes are still weather vane-ing", Whiteman said.

Tower cranes can rise hundreds of feet into the air on steel frameworks, and are used to lift steel, concrete, heavy construction equipment and other building materials.