An order of evacuation has been made by the city of North Miami Beach for a condominium building on Friday after an inspection found it unsafe. This building is about five miles from the site of last week’s deadly collapse in South Florida.
The city claimed in a press release that an audit spurred by the collapse of Champlain Towers South in neighboring Surfside discovered that the 156-unit Crestview Towers had been designated structurally and electrically dangerous months ago.
The evacuation comes as municipal authorities in South Florida and around the state examine older high-rises in the aftermath of the Surfside collapse to ensure that significant structural concerns are not overlooked.
On Friday evening, Evacuating residents lugging bags piled stuff into cars outside the Crestview.
This building was completed in 1972.
Fortuna Smukler, commissioner of North Miami Beach, hurried to the building Friday afternoon. She stated that officials were attempting to find alternative housing for the displaced individuals. With the impending storm, she added, it was an extremely anxious moment for the people. Smukler knows two persons who are still missing as a result of the Surfside building collapse.
Following the condo building collapse last week that killed at least 22 people and left more than 120 people missing, the mayor of Miami-Dade County proposed an assessment of structures 40 years and older to ensure they are in accordance with the local recertification procedure.