MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Residents of a multi-story apartment building in Bay Harbor Islands have been ordered to evacuate Wednesday after it was deemed unsafe.
According to the town, a report indicated the building, located at 1080 93 Street, had “significant structural defects.”READ MORE: Report: Miami-Dade School District Misused $6M For Driver’s Ed Programs
As a result of the report, the town’s chief building official designated the 56-year-old building unsafe.READ MORE: Weekend Forecast: Summer Storms Soak South Florida
The town said the building has been cited in the past for numerous violations, adding that none of the structure’s issues have been rectified.
There are 24 units in the building, but residents told a CBS4 crew that not all of them are occupied. The residents, who have been ordered to evacuate immediately, estimate that about 50 people live in the building.MORE NEWS: Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried Asks President Joe Biden To Delay Reductions To COVID-19 Treatments
Bay Harbor Islands officials said they’re “working closely with the building’s management company, the building’s court ordered receiver, and several charitable organizations to provide support to displaced residents and their pets.”