Cranes collapse as Hurricane Irma hits downtown Miami

Miami school chief blasts Red Cross for not 'showing up' to man Hurricane Irma shelters

Miami school chief blasts Red Cross for not 'showing up' to man Hurricane Irma shelters

City of Miami Fire was unable to reach a woman in labor early Sunday morning due to storm winds, so she was forced to deliver her baby at home, the City of Miami confirmed. An official said it's in a large development.

The crane is over a building under construction, according to Rick Seara with the City of Miami.

The City of Miami tweeted that people in a building facing the crane should try to take shelter on "the opposite side" of the building or in a stairwell. When it collapsed it fell on top of the building under construction.

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

Two collapsed in Miami Sunday, while a third crane snapped in Fort Lauderdale.

Three cranes collapse in Florida as Irma's powerful winds rage in the southeast.

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.

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