Officials evacuate a condominium building in Hallandale Beach
HALLANDALE BEACH, Florida. – Residents of a condominium building in Hallandale Beach said they have until Friday night to evacuate the building for safety reasons.
Firefighters and police responded to the Hemispheres Condominium at 1965 South Ocean Dr. An electrical fire in a Bay North mechanical room affected water and power to all four buildings in the complex.
“There is no running water at the moment, there is no air conditioning,” said the cap. Hallandale Beach Police Department spokeswoman Megan Jones said.
The sprinkler system, fire alarm system and carbon monoxide and carbon monoxide detectors are not working at the Bay North Tower after the fire, officials said.
Steve Terany was among the residents who had to comply with the mandatory evacuation on Bay North. The other three buildings were under recommended but voluntary evacuation.
“It makes me feel vulnerable, for sure,” Terany said.
The city and the Red Cross provided temporary shelter at the Hallandale Beach Cultural Community Center.
For more information on the evacuation, the city has set up a residents’ hotline at 954-457-5320.
Wilson Louis, Local 10 News Assignment Desk Editor, contributed to this report.
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