HALLANDALE BEACH — The residents of a 370-unit Hallandale Beach condominium narrowly avoided being forced out of their homes this weekend after city officials, citing the building’s unsafe condition, ordered the condo’s management to get the problems fixed within 48 hours or face a mandatory evacuation order.

The evacuation order, which would’ve forced all of the building’s residents to find somewhere else to stay, was averted after the required repairs were finished by the deadline of 1 p.m. Sunday, officials said.

The city said Sunday that “mandatory evacuation is no longer necessary” at the Olympus Towers Condominium and Marina but that it must continue to make repairs.

“The City did not take this action take lightly,” city manager Jeremy Earle said in a statement. “However, the safety of the general public is our utmost responsibility, and we will take whatever action is necessary to ensure that safety.”

A notice had been posted at 1 p.m. Friday at the building, at 600 Three Islands Boulevard, detailing safety issues such as exposed rebar, cracked stucco walls, and corroded steel beams and pipe support for the cooling tower that needed to be repaired and shored up within 48 hours.

Cathie Schanz, the head of Hallandale Beach’s parks and recreation department, said in an email on Saturday that the city received pictures from the condo association of the repairs and that the engineer completed the inspection and submitted a certification report.

“The emergency shoring work in the parking garage was completed while the building [was] occupied. Residents can expect the shoring to remain in place until repairs are performed from topside of second level slab. The remaining repair work can be completed while the building is occupied.”

Hallandale Beach officials said they received and reviewed an engineer’s report for the Olympus Towers Building B that was dated June 23, 2021, one day before the condo collapse in Surfside. They said they’ve had “numerous concerns from the building’s residents regarding the report and condition of the building.”

Officials said the biggest concerns are exposed rebar in the parking garage and corroded steel beams and pipe support for the cooling tower.

Other concerns include cracked stucco walls throughout the building, including the balconies, and exposed electrical wiring.

“While all of the issues in the report are extremely important to address,” interim building official Emmanuel Agbenohevi said in a statement, “a failure of the supports for the cooling tower and parking garage are our biggest concern.”

The residents will be able to stay in the building as the rest of the repairs are done, Schanz told the South Florida Sun Sentinel.