Crane collapses in Miami as winds from Hurricane Irma blow in

Hurricane Irma's winds buckle three giant cranes in South Florida

According to reports from city officials, the crane fell on Biscayne Boulevard, located in the heart of downtown Miami.

There were no injuries reported, according to the Herald.

Additionally, each crane can take five or six days each to dismantle, and local news outlets say there are twenty to twenty-five construction cranes now erected in the downtown Miami area. She told The Associated Press that from her 14th floor apartment, she saw the crane toppled over where it hit another building.

Irma is forecast to make landfall in southern Florida early Sunday and pass west of Miami, with sustained winds at or above 145 mph; its hurricane-force winds extend up to 70 miles from its center.

As Irma's outer bands barreled into South Florida Saturday, a high-rise hazard materialized in Downtown Miami.

Slovakia, Hungary Not to Dismiss Migrant Quota System Amid ECJ Decision
Under the plan, Hungary must admit more than 2,300 asylum seekers, while Slovakia must in the long term take in 1,400. As Deutsche Welle reports , "Only 24,000. refugees from Greece and Italy have been transferred to other states".

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.

The issue, Alfonso said, is that the cranes take time to be dismantled, and the process also calls for blocking traffic on city streets.

City officials said they were using geo-fencing, a 911 communication system, as well as social media, to contact residents in the area.

"Tomorrow we'll assess the damage and try to get the engineering part of it corrected", Deputy Building Director Maurice Pons said.

"The luffing crane can not rotate like a weather vane", Whiteman said.

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