2nd crane collapses in Miami because of Hurricane Irma Video

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so much. We’ll go check in now with glena pillbur milberg, she’s out on streets in Miami. Describe what you’re seeing. Are people off the streets, heeding the warnings to stay inside? Glena, can you hear us? You really — I just got a jerk in my shot, sorry. That’s okay. It happens on live television. Where are you and what are you seeing? Hi. We’re at Miami beach, wind, water, you just let me know — You’ve got Elizabeth and Dan here from ABC up in New York. Just wondering if you can give us a sense of what you’re seeing down on street level there. Hi, Dan, hi, Elizabeth. Well, let me just tell you that wind and water are the two things that Miami beach really worries about all the time. And what hurricane Irma is doing as we speak right now is a little of both. So let me show you Collins avenue, for people familiar with Miami beach, we’re just north of the fountain blue hotel. It is a quasi residential and hotel area. And the visuals of what Irma is bringing windwise is really in the palm trees, in the wind and water and we have right about a block to the east of us we have the beach. And this is sort of a wind tunnel just taking Irma’s winds so strongly, tearing down things in its path. So all of the roads in Miami beach at the moment have downed power lines and fallen trees and impediments and is so dangerous to drive through. Miami beach has been a mandatory evacuation for about three days. You see that there are people O chose to ignore that. But the vast majority of residents have evacuated the beach. And so emergency officials when they do come out of their emergency operations office, they feel it is safe enough to, we’ll have fairly empty roads to be able to clear. The other thing I wanted to talk about was the water. Water on Miami beach, right now, we are at high tide, so the water is actually three feet higher than Normal just at base level without all of this rain coming down. I want to show you this garage underneath and what is — there is about a foot of water in the garage, many condominiums in this city have evacuated their garages. But what is really noticeable is this drain right here, doing absolutely nothing. The ground is so saturated that the water keeps coming. So when you see — when you see this rain that keeps coming, know that in the next few hours, the roads are going to be flooded, we are a barrier island, a man made barrier island between the…

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