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July 15, 2021

Miami Beach building evacuated over concrete safety concerns

By FREIDA FRISARO and LYNNE SLADKY
Associated Press

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Residents of an 82-year-old, two-story apartment building in Miami Beach have been ordered to evacuate because of concrete deterioration nearly three weeks after the deadly collapse of Champlain Towers South in nearby Surfside.

The city of Miami Beach ordered the evacuation of Devon Apartments on Monday and is giving residents until next Monday to leave the building, city spokeswoman Melissa Berthier said in an email Wednesday.


 
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