Residents in buildings near Miami crane collapse being evacuated


MIAMI – Residents in buildings near where a crane collapsed from the force of Hurricane Irma's winds are being evacuated due to safety concerns.

Police and fire-rescue crews are evacuating people from the east side of the building at 479 Northeast 30th Street and the entire building at 505 Northeast 30th Street.

Both buildings are across the street from the Gran Paraiso construction site where the crane collapsed.

Hotel rooms are being made available to residents who have been evacuated.

On Sunday, two cranes collapsed when the winds from Irma picked up. Days before the storm, officials warned residents of the possibility of the cranes collapsing.