Florida condo building deemed unsafe, evacuation ordered

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The city of North Miami Beach has ordered the evacuation of a condominium building after a review found unsafe conditions. The city said Friday that an audit prompted by the deadly collapse in nearby Surfside found the 156-unit Crestview Towers had been deemed structurally and electrically unsafe months ago. Evacuating residents hauling suitcases packed items into cars Friday evening outside the Crestview, which was built in 1972. Officials did not immediately release details about the structural problems that prompted the evacuation, but the building had reported millions of dollars in damage from 2017′s Hurricane Irma. Crestview Towers is about 5 miles northwest of the Surfside disaster site.