Hurricane Irma brings high waters to Brickell

Miami hospitals prepare for surge in births during Hurricane Irma

The storm cut off electricity to 2.5 million homes and businesses statewide while flooding streets and swaying skyscrapers in Miami as of Sunday night, utility officials said, Reuters reported.

Officials with developer The Related Group told the Sun-Sentinel the crane collapse caused no injuries and did not appear to damage anything else.

A Salvation Army in Miami, which already had residents, was opened to the city's homeless for Irma and quickly reached capacity Friday as homeless individuals were brought in for shelter, said Fernando Colon, the facility's director of social services. "Taking them is not something you can easily do".

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. Miami officials said Tuesday in a tweet.

Soon after one of the cranes collapsed, the chief executive of the company developing the building told Reuters he was attending the U.S. Open tennis tournament in NY when the accident occurred and had just learned about it.

During that time, a resident said he heard a loud boom and looked out of the apartment to see the crane falling. Gusts over 90 miles per hour were reported at Miami International Airport.

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Sanctions have so far done little to stop North Korea boosting its nuclear and missile capacity as it faces off with U.S. "We must act with calm and avoid steps that could raise tensions".

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Moscow urged all sides involved to hold talks, which it said was the only way to resolve the Korean peninsula's problems. Later on Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin was set to meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in China.

The boom of the crane snapped off and is now still connected to the tower, but is hanging off the side of the building.

Miami had been in touch with Perez, but the state of Florida and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration had jurisdiction over the cranes, City Manager Daniel Alfonso said.

Tower cranes are hundreds of feet tall, and their counterbalances can weigh as much as 30,000 pounds.

The Tampa skyline is pictured across Hillsborough Bay ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Irma in Tampa, Florida, U.S., September 10, 2017.

The major exception, Whiteman said, is if a tornado forms, which "virtually nothing" would be able to withstand.

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