Terrifying Video Shows Moment Hurricane Irma Blows Roof Clean Off Miami Building

Residents have been taking to social media to document the destruction.

By Gina Tron

A video of a roof being blown off a Miami building during Hurricane Irma’s 120 mph winds, was uploaded on Sunday.

A Reddit user said the building was located in midtown Miami. Another Reddit user cited a specific address, calling the now roofless building a house.

The hurricane, one of the strongest storms ever recorded on the Atlantic, has already killed at least 24 people in the Caribbean islands, according to CNN, and at least four deaths have already been reported in Florida. Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses have lost power in the state, according to the Associated Press.  

The Miami-Dade Police Department announced Sunday that they had to pull deputies from off the streets, stating that they would temporarily be unable to respond to emergency calls. Florida residents who stayed home to brace the monster storm have been documenting the hurricane on social media -- posting videos and photographs of streets in downtown Miami that are becoming rivers.

The National Weather Service has told TMZ that the surge of water in Miami has gotten as high as 6 feet in some parts.

Three cranes collapsed in South Florida on Sunday, including one that collapsed onto a high-rise building under construction in downtown Miami.

A second crane collapsed the same day and remained dangling from an unfinished high rise, reported NBC Miami. In Fort Lauderdale, a crane collapsed from a oceanfront condo complex, the Miami Herald reported.

Once Irma passes, even more destruction may be headed Florida's way. Another hurricane, named Jose, has already strengthened to an “extremely dangerous category 4” storm, the National Hurricane Center said on Friday.

[Photo: YouTube]

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