Construction cranes in South Florida are once again posing a problem as a major hurricane approaches the region.
The cranes pose a danger when wind gusts of more than 95 mph reach them, as Hurricane Dorian could potentially bring. Two years ago, three cranes came apart during Hurricane Irma, two in the City of Miami.
"We have asked the contractors to secure the cranes," Miami Mayor Francis Suarez said at a news conference Friday. "We saw during Irma a couple of cranes collapsed and failed. We had to go out there at the time with a police SWAT vehicle to inspect the damage."
Miami-Dade Director of Emergency Management Frank Rollason said the cranes will be secure, but not removed.
"They're up for now and hopefully stay that way," Rollason said.