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Firefighters: Cranes in downtown Greenville have been secured against Irma's winds

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One of the cranes in downtown Greenville (Sep. 11, 2017) One of the cranes in downtown Greenville (Sep. 11, 2017)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Greenville Fire Department said the large construction cranes towering above downtown high rises have been secured to withstand the high winds from Irma on Monday and Tuesday.

Three cranes are in place at construction sites visible from Main Street.

Firefighters said Monday that they went out to all three cranes last week and secured them to withstand the adverse weather Irma is expected to bring late Monday into Tuesday.

Irma toppled cranes in Miami as the powerful hurricane passed through Florida.

Officials said the cranes in downtown Greenville should be secured to withstand winds up to 115 miles per hour.

LATEST UPSTATE FORECAST: Irma now a Tropical Storm, local wind and rain picking up

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