Hurricane Irma's winds pose threat to Florida's skyscrapers

Miami Beach Mayor In His Office As Hurricane Irma Lashes Florida

Irma is now a Category 4 storm, but it's bringing maximum sustained winds of 150 miles per hour - and gusts of more than 180 miles per hour - as it churns toward Florida's coast.

A crew will be dispatched to secure the crane as soon as weather conditions improve, developer Ryan Shear, a principal of Property Markets Group, said in an emailed statement.

A crane at a Related Group project in Fort Lauderdale went down later on Sunday, Perez said. There's 20 to 25 of them and now officials here in Miami are advising anyone who lives in a building next to a crane to get out.

High winds also snapped the boom of a crane erected on top of a Miami apartment building under construction. Said Castor: "I'm not saying you should ignore it, but it's gotta get closer for me to decide".

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.

"No one wanted to help us, said one of the men of Wayne".

A tornado could have ripped the crane loose, Whiteman said.

No. 13 LSU shuts down BYU, 27-0
Guice scored LSU's first TD on a 4-yard run through the middle of the line on what was his 10th carry of a 13-play, 66-yard drive. LSU still drove the ball but the Cougars forced the Tigers into three field goal attempts, two of which were converted.

On Thursday, Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne urged residents of Barbuda, where an estimated 95 percent of structures and vehicles were destroyed by Irma, to evacuate to nearby Antigua as Jose approached.

Video footage from Miami shows a frightening scene, with howling winds tearing through the city's streets and whipping the rising flood waters into a frothy river.

Hurricane Irma has weakened to a Category 2 storm, technically losing its major hurricane status, after making landfall in southwestern Florida.

Flooding can be seen on Brickell Avenue in Miami, Fla. due to Irma Sunday.

Castor was raised in Miami, and Mastropaolo said she weathered Sandy and other storms on Long Island.

No injuries were reported in any of the three collapses, and investigations would begin after the storm cleared, officials said.

Boak reported from Washington, D.C.

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