Florida woman delivers own baby at home as Irma rages


The Miami woman went into labor Sunday, but because the storm's winds were too strong, fire rescue teams couldn't get to her right away, according to the Miami Herald.

A crane has cracked in downtown Miami as Hurricane Irma moves through the city. The bayfront area is filled with hotels and high-rise condo and office buildings, near AmericanAirlines Arena. It wasn't immediately clear what charges those arrested would face.

The Miami-Herald reports that ten years ago Miami-Dade County tried to put in place an ordinance which would require all cranes to be able to withstand 140 miles per hour winds.

"I said we would not tolerate criminal activity or looting or anybody who takes advantage of our residents", Deputy Chief of Police Luis Cabrera said at a news conference.

Some two dozen other cranes in the city were still upright, Alfonso said.

The cranes have been a concern.

According to the resident, the crane is on top of the PMG building that is now under construction.

A similar incident took place during Hurricane Sandy in 2012 in New York City. She told The Associated Press that from her 14th floor apartment, she saw the crane toppled over where it hit another building. "It has fallen and hit a building".