Video: Furniture Flies Off High-Rise Balconies Onto Biscayne Boulevard
For Miami condo developers, there's no such thing as too many balconies perched too high in the air. Unfortunately, when the weather gets rough and the wind begins to gust, all of those high-rise balconies can prove dangerous, especially when patio furniture isn't properly secured.
This past Saturday's inclement weather apparently got so bad that the winds scooped patio chairs off balconies on Biscayne Boulevard and sent them crashing into the bay and streets below.
The incidents were caught on two videos:
The videos were shot from the Marina Blue building on the corner of NW Ninth Street and Biscayne Boulevard. The furniture appears to be blown from the tower's neighbors, including 900 Biscayne Bay and Ten Museum Park.
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The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for South Florida on Saturday.
"Isolated strong thunderstorm will produce wind gusts of 45 to 55 mph," the weather service warned. "A severe thunderstorm with winds in excess of 60 mph can't be ruled out."
According to Wunderground, the highest wind gust in Miami that day was 37 mph, but that information comes from a weather station at Miami International Airport, so there could have been stronger winds downtown.
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