Several buildings in the Miami area have been evacuated since the collapse of the South Champlain towers

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Prior to the demolition of the South Tower, the Champlain East towers condominium board of directors suggested residents evacuate, according to a letter from the condominium association’s board of directors obtained by CNN.

The letter encouraged residents to evacuate in advance as nearby streets would be congested due to the demolition. The council also asked residents to take their pets and valuables with them, including passports and important documents.

The letter encouraged residents to evacuate in advance as nearby streets would be congested due to the demolition. The council also asked residents to take their pets and valuables with them, including passports and important documents.

“The foundations of our building have been checked several times, but we make this suggestion with great caution,” the letter said. “We don’t expect any impact for us, but you can’t be too careful under the circumstances.”

On Saturday, the city of Miami Beach ordered the evacuation of a residential building out of caution after a city inspector examined an empty unit and reported “failure of the flooring system in that unit and excessive deviation.” on an exterior wall, ”according to City spokesperson Melissa Berthier.

The day before, North Miami Beach officials ordered the evacuation of the Crestview towers, saying the building was in default with its 40-year recertification. Officials cited the late certification report as saying the building was structurally and electrically unsafe.

Many Champlain Towers South residents whose condos did not collapse had to evacuate without many of their belongings, leaving behind clothing, valuables and family photographs.

Miami-Dade Police Director Alfredo Ramirez III said on Sunday that homicide detectives had “collected salvageable items, registered them and documented them.”

Any kind of inheritance that can be safely recovered is documented to “be dealt with at a later date with family members,” he said.

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