Hurricane Irma collapses crane in Miami, causes flooding

Funnel cloud spotted in Indialantic

MIAMI – Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys on Sunday, and the monster storm is causing widespread damage across Florida 

A construction crane collapsed and fell onto a nearby building in Miami, which experienced hurricane-force winds. The collapse occurred at Northeast 3rd Street, between Biscayne Boulevard and Northeast 2nd Avenue.

City officials warned residents living in downtown near construction sites about the possibility of crane's collapsing.

The cranes were thought to be able to withstand the direct hit of a Category 4 hurricane, however, Irma's winds in Miami are just at the Category 1 level.

About 25 cranes remained up before the storm approached South Florida.

Later in the day, a second crane collapsed in a large development, officials said. No other details have been released.

Meanwhile, flooding was reported in Fellsmere.

And a funnel cloud was spotted in Indialantic. 


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