Florida condo owners told to get out now after inspection. Residents of a 60-year-old South Florida condo building have been ordered to evacuate by Tuesday after the building was deemed unsafe during its recertification process. The Majestic Isle condominium building in North Bay Village was found to have sagging floors and termite damage, making it structurally unsound.
According to a release from the city, a recent roof leak caused a partial ceiling collapse, and residents from five units had already been evacuated. The building, which has 36 units and approximately 55 residents, was built in 1960. Mayor Brent Latham has assured residents that the city is working closely with Miami-Dade County officials and hotels to provide temporary housing for the displaced. However, residents will only be allowed back inside their units at a later date for a complete move-out.
To help the displaced, officials are collecting donations through The Miami Foundation. Mayor Latham says that the city is doing everything it can to assist residents during this difficult time, with many families facing uncertain and challenging situations. This is the first time North Bay Village has faced such a situation, and it serves as a warning to condo owners to ensure they take regular steps to maintain their buildings to avoid such catastrophic incidents. CNN