Jul 2, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Florida city orders condo building to evacuate after structure deemed unsafe

Rubble from the collapsed Champlain Towers with Crestview Towers in the background on July 1.
An aerial view of the rubble from the collapsed Champlain Towers on July 1. Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The city of North Miami Beach, Florida, ordered residents to evacuate the 156-unit Crestview Towers on Friday after the building was deemed structurally and electrically unsafe, according to AP.

Why it matters: The inspection was prompted by the collapse of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida, last week, which has killed at least 22 people and has left 126 unaccounted for.

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