Residents in Buildings Near Miami Crane Collapse Evacuated

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Residents were being evacuated Tuesday from buildings in downtown Miami near the site of a high rise construction crane collapse that happened during Hurricane Irma.

Police and fire rescue were evacuating residents from the east side of a building at 479 Northeast 30th Street and the entire building at 505 Northeast 30th Street, officials said.

The two buildings are across the street from the Gran Paraiso construction site where a crane collapsed during Hurricane Irma and that crane has yet to be secured.

Plaza Construction, the general contractor, has been notified that there are available hotel rooms in the areas for evacuees.

The city has also coordinated efforts by the Florida Division of Emergency Management and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson to move displaced residents from a structure which suffered hurricane damage, has no electricity and houses elderly residents. Approximately 50 residents are being transported from Civic Towers at 1855 NW 15th Avenue to a local shelter.

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