Rollover crash reported at Miami intersection without working traffic lights

A rollover crash was reported Friday afternoon at a Miami intersection, nearly a week after Hurricane Irma knocked out power to traffic lights throughout South Florida.

Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll said the lights were out at the intersection of Northwest 12th Avenue and 50th Street, where two vehicles collided just before 2 p.m.

Sky 10 was above the scene and saw a Ford Escape rolled over onto its roof.

Carroll said two elderly women were inside the SUV. He said the driver was able to get out on her own, and the passenger had to be helped out by a Fire Rescue crew.

A woman who was driving a four-door Infiniti was also helped out of her car.

Carroll said all three were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

It wasn’t immediately clear who was at fault. The crash is under investigation by Miami police.

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Detectives suspect man found dead in Coconut Grove was Hurricane Irma’s victim

Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado said Miami detectives suspect a man found dead under a pile of seaweed Thursday was one more victim of Hurricane Irma. 

The man’s body was inside a boat the storm surge washed outside the Mutiny Hotel at 2951 Bayshore Dr., in Miami’s Coconut Grove neighborhood.  

Miami police officers responded to the scene near Regalado’s City Hall office on Biscayne Bay. 

If the medical examiner’s office confirms the detectives’ suspicions, the man’s death will be the first to be attributed to Irma in Miami-Dade County. 

State officials linked 26 deaths in 15 counties to Irma Thursday. The death toll did not include the eight people who died when the air conditioner at their nursing home stopped working when the storm hit Sunday. 

 

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St. Andrews Catholic School to open Wednesday; other archdiocesan schools closed

Due to the damage caused by Hurricane Irma, the Archdiocese of Miami announced Tuesday that all schools in Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties will remain closed until further notice.There is one exception: St. Andrews Catholic School in Coral Spri…

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Jungle Island closes due to Hurricane Irma; timeline not set for reopening

Hurricane Irma has caused more devastation at Jungle Island than Hurricane Andrew did back in 1992. 

As a result the park will remain closed until further notice, according to a media release. 

The good news is that the animals did survive the storm. 

During the storm Dr. Jason Chatfield and his animal specialists noticed a green heron on its back, struggling in its nest from a downed tree. The team was able to save the bird and help heal the bird of a wounded leg. 

Connie, the park’s oldest orangutan, was also talked into going into a night-house where she’d be safe by Ryan Jacobs, who has a bond with the animal. 

Jungle Island said they are proud of the measures taken by its veterinarian and animal specialists to ensure the safety of their animals. 

As for when they’ll reopen, officials said that’s up in the air. It could be a couple weeks or months. 

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Jungle Island closes due to Hurricane Irma; timeline not set for reopening

Hurricane Irma has caused more devastation at Jungle Island than Hurricane Andrew did back in 1992. 

As a result the park will remain closed until further notice, according to a media release. 

The good news is that the animals did survive the storm. 

During the storm Dr. Jason Chatfield and his animal specialists noticed a green heron on its back, struggling in its nest from a downed tree. The team was able to save the bird and help heal the bird of a wounded leg. 

Connie, the park’s oldest orangutan, was also talked into going into a night-house where she’d be safe by Ryan Jacobs, who has a bond with the animal. 

Jungle Island said they are proud of the measures taken by its veterinarian and animal specialists to ensure the safety of their animals. 

As for when they’ll reopen, officials said that’s up in the air. It could be a couple weeks or months. 

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Residents in buildings near Miami crane collapse being evacuated

Residents in buildings near where a crane collapsed from the force of Hurricane Irma’s winds are being evacuated due to safety concerns.

Police and fire-rescue crews are evacuating people from the east side of the building at 479 Northeast 30th Street and the entire building at 505 Northeast 30th Street.

Both buildings are across the street from the Gran Paraiso construction site where the crane collapsed.

Hotel rooms are being made available to residents who have been evacuated.

On Sunday, two cranes collapsed when the winds from Irma picked up. Days before the storm, officials warned residents of the possibility of the cranes collapsing.

 

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