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Miami building near site of deadly condo collapse evacuated after warning

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MIAMI — Residents of a Miami Beach building on the same street where a condominium collapse killed nearly 100 were evacuated Thursday night after authorities declared the building unsafe and ordered them to leave. I was forced.

Miami Beach spokesperson Melissa Berthier said Thursday around 4 p.m. the city will post a dangerous building notice ordering residents of the 14-story Port Royal building to vacate immediately. said it was planned. Around 5 p.m., the condo board issued a mandatory notice to residents to vacate by 7 p.m., according to the Miami Herald.

WPLG-TV reported that Port Royal residents said Miami Beach officials notified them Wednesday that the building needed to be evacuated, but did not receive notice until Thursday to vacate immediately, WPLG-TV reported.

A building structural engineer reports that the 164-unit building at 6969 Collins Avenue has been evacuated as it is in the process of undergoing a 50-year recertification.

The site of the Champlain Towers South Condominium in Surfside, Florida, which collapsed in June 2021, killing 98 people, is also on Collins Avenue, about two kilometers from Port Royal.

The disaster at Surfside’s 12-story beachfront condo resulted in the largest non-hurricane emergency response in Florida history. This includes rescue teams from across the country and as far afield as Israel to help local teams search for victims.

Many members of the town’s Jewish community were killed in the collapse.

Engineers recommend additional “shoring” to be installed in the Port Royal garage to support the damaged beams and to reinforce the areas in need of repair. Officials said they expected reinforcements to be deployed within 10 days, according to the Miami Herald.

Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.

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