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Florida condominium building near Surfside condo collapse deemed unsafe, ordered to evacuate

The mayor of Miami-Dade County had suggested an audit of buildings 40 and older following the condominium collapse in Surfside.

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla — The city of North Miami Beach has ordered the evacuation of a condominium building after a review found unsafe conditions.

The city said in a news release Friday that an audit prompted by the deadly collapse of Champlain Towers South in Surfside found the 156-unit Crestview Towers structurally and electrically unsafe.

RELATED: Florida condo collapse: 2 more victims found, raising death toll to 22

The North Miami Beach Police Department was helping with the evacuation of residents of the Crestview, which was built in 1972. 

The mayor of Miami-Dade County had suggested an audit of buildings 40 and older to make sure they are in compliance with the local recertification process after the condo building collapse last week.

RELATED: Miami-Dade firefighter's 7-year-old daughter found dead in Surfside condo collapse

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