MIAMI BEACH -- A Miami Beach, Florida,
condominium building was evacuated Thursday, with residents
given just hours to leave following a structural inspection
of the property, which sits less than two miles from site of
last year's deadly Surfside condo collapse, CNN reported.
Inspectors say repairs
could take 10 days before the building is ready for another
inspection to see if residents can return.
"The City of Miami Beach posted an Unsafe Structure notice yesterday on 6969 Collins Avenue requiring residents to vacate immediately based upon a report from the building's structural engineer," city spokesperson Melissa Berthier told CNN in an email.
"The tenant relocation ordinance applies to those who rent in the building as required by municipal code."
The order at 6969 Collins Avenue comes more than a year after 98 people were killed in nearby Surfside when a large portion of the Champlain Towers South building collapsed in June 2021 in the middle of the night.