Construction cranes pose threat to Miami residents in Hurricane Irma path

Dan Howarth Miami residents in the shadow of heavyweight construction cranes have been told to evacuate, as the structures could be toppled by the high winds anticipated to arrive with Hurricane Irma.The City of Miami issued a statement on Twitter warning citizens of the...
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Florida International University's Wall of Wind can test buildings for winds of up to 157 mph, which isn't as strong as Hurricane Irma.

Powerful Hurricane Irma could stretch South Florida building codes to their limits – SFBJ

South Florida has some of the most storm-resistant building codes in the country, but are they tough enough for a monster like Hurricane Irma, which is well in excess of the starting Category 5 wind speed of 157 miles per hour? Hurricane Irma currently has sustained winds of 175...
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