(Miami, FL September 12, 2017) – The City of Miami Police and Fire-Rescue Departments are evacuating residents from the east side of a building at 479 NE 30th Street and the entire building at 505 NE 30th Street. These 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.
In addition, the City of Miami 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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