An audit prompted by the collapse of Champlain Towers South in nearby
“In an abundance of caution, the City ordered the building closed immediately and the residents evacuated for their protection, while a full structural assessment is conducted and next steps are determined,” City Manager Arthur H. Sorey III said in the news release.
It is the first building to be evacuated since municipal officials in
Evacuating residents hauling suitcases packed items into cars Friday evening outside the
The two live on the second floor of the building. He said he hadn’t heard anything about the problems that have come to light. He grabbed what he could — clothes, his work uniform and some electronic devices — and they left.
“It’s unfortunate, but I understand. Knowing what happened in
“I ran here right away because this is important to me. I needed to ensure that what happened in
The mayor of
After reviewing files, the city Building and
“I am concerned that more buildings are in this condition. Hopefully, this is an easy fix. Thankfully, we have at least evacuated the residents and no harm will come to them or their pets,” Smukler said.
Itemized estimates listed in the lawsuit showed repair needs of more than
In court papers, the insurer said that the condo association reported the damage in 2019, two years after Irma tore through
“Plaintiff did not provide Liberty with notice as soon as possible and further, at Liberty’s post-loss inspection there was still confusion regarding where the loss or damage occurred at the subject property,” the insurer said.
A parallel lawsuit also was filed in state court in