Flooding can be seen on Brickell Avenue in Miami, Fla. due to Irma Sunday.
Hurricane Irma continues on it's path of destruction, having made landfall in Florida yesterday.
The city said anyone in buildings in the area facing the crane should "seek shelter" in the opposite side of the building or in a stairwell.
Separately, a video posted to Twitter showed Brickell Avenue, an upscale business and residential district near Miami Beach, was already being flooded out as Irma's fury rained down on the region.
Officers have also been busy trawling roads that can be perilous for motorists because power cuts shut off traffic lights at intersections and streets have accumulated shredded vegetation spread by the storm's powerful winds.
Miami Heat officials said some of the arena's exterior panelling was damaged, but there was no structural damage.
Emergency services were suspended until winds reach less than 40 miles per hour.