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    Residents were ordered to evacuate an apartment building in North Miami Beach, Florida, on Monday after city officials got word that the five-story structure, just miles from the site of the Surfside condominium collapse, was deemed "structurally" unsafe. The evacuation was ordered for Bayview 60 Homes after city officials received a letter from Bronislaus P. Taurinski Structural Engineers, a firm hired by the property owner, that called for an immediate evacuation "due to the deflation in the elevation of the building’s floor slabs," according to a press release. "The City is working with the owner to ensure that all residents will receive proper assistance as they relocate within the next 24 hours," said North Miami Beach City Manager Arthur Sorey. "The safety of the residents is our number one concern and we’re working as quickly as possible to mobilize our resources to the building site.” FLORIDA JUDGE APPROVES $83 MILLION SETTLEMENT FOR SURFSIDE CONDO OWNERS The structural problems were identified as the building was undergoing repairs ahead of its 50-year recertification inspections. The engineer's report...
     (CNN) — The Louisiana Department of Health was aware of plans from seven nursing homes to evacuate their residents to a warehouse in Independence, Louisiana, to shelter during Hurricane Ida. Seven residents died before state health officials transported hundreds of people from the warehouse to other nursing facilities on September 2, five days after the hurricane tore through the state. READ MORE: Baltimore Police Officer Welton Simpson Jr. Convicted Of Misconduct, False Statement Charges Emergency preparedness plans and surveys from the seven nursing homes obtained by CNN designated the warehouse as an evacuation site. Those documents also reveal that the seven facilities planned to evacuate their residents to the warehouse, which had a listed capacity of 700 beds, despite the nursing homes having more than 1,000 combined licensed beds. Under the Louisiana Department of Health’s formal rules, the nursing homes’ emergency preparedness information must be submitted to the state for annual review by the department, suggesting state health officials were aware that nursing home administrators intended to move their residents to the warehouse in the event of an emergency such as Ida. Business...
    (CNN)The Louisiana Department of Health was aware of plans from seven nursing homes to evacuate their residents to a warehouse in Independence, Louisiana, to shelter during Hurricane Ida. Emergency vehicles respond to evacuate people at a mass shelter Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021 in Independence, La. Seven residents died before state health officials transported hundreds of people from the warehouse to other nursing facilities on September 2, five days after the hurricane tore through the state. Emergency preparedness plans and surveys from the seven nursing homes obtained by CNN designated the warehouse as an evacuation site. Those documents also reveal that the seven facilities planned to evacuate their residents to the warehouse, which had a listed capacity of 700 beds, despite the nursing homes having more than 1,000 combined licensed beds. Read More Under the Louisiana Department of Health's formal rules, the nursing homes' emergency preparedness information must be submitted to the state for annual review by the department, suggesting state health officials were aware that nursing home administrators intended to move their residents to the warehouse in the event of...
    A popular mall in the area was evacuated after a bomb threat. The incident happened on Friday, May 7 at the Hudson Valley Mall, located in Ulster County, in Kingston. The threat was called into Dick’s Sporting Good adjacent to the Ulster County COVID-19 vaccination POD site at the mall, according to authorities. The mall was deemed safe at approximately 1:15 p.m. Friday. “I want to thank our first responders and law enforcement for their quick action to secure the scene and keep everyone safe," Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan said.  "I also want to commend our vaccination team for flawlessly implementing our site safety plan.  "From Day 1, we have prioritized the safety of our POD sites, staff, and volunteers and will continue to do so." Out of an abundance of caution, the vaccination site at the mall was closed for the remainder of the day on Friday.
    Bradenton, Florida (CNN)Evacuation orders near a Tampa-area reservoir where there still is a breach have been lifted, officials said Tuesday.Acting Manatee County Administrator Scott Hopes said the situation at the former Piney Point phosphate plant is "very much under control now." Water from the breach has been routed to an unused retention pond on site that has a liner in it, according to Hopes. And around 34 million gallons a day are being moved as part of the controlled release through pumps, vacuum trucks and other methods, officials said. Hopes said they have successfully released approximately 180 million gallons of water.Read MoreA leak in a containment wall was discovered about a week ago, and residents in the area were evacuated Thursday, officials said. Officials were concerned the leak could cause a collapse of phosphogypsum stacks, waste that is created during fertilizer production and phosphate rock mining. Florida Gov. DeSantis declares a state of emergency for Tampa-area water waste issue At least 137 people and 36 pets were impacted by the evacuation orders, but as of Tuesday afternoon they could return...
    A TRUCK driver accused of broadcasting a disturbing evacuation warning in a Tennessee town just two days after a similar vehicle was used in the Nashville Christmas Day bombing has been identified.   James Turgeon, 33, sparked fears of a possible copycat attack on Sunday when he allegedly drove through Lebanon, Tennessee, blaring a recording "similar to what was heard" before an RV exploded in downtown Nashville on Friday morning.  7James Turgeon, 33, of Holly Grove Road near Murfreesboro was charged with two counts of felony filing a false report and one count of tampering with evidence.Credit: Rutherford County Tennessee Sheriff's Office The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office said Turgeon was booked on two counts of felony filing a false report and one count of tampering with evidence. The Tennessee highway was earlier sealed off as cops responded to reports of an evacuation warning blaring from a PA system in a truck parked near the Crossroads Market at about 10.30 am Sunday.  The warning message advised people to evacuate, WSMV reports. A bomb squad was called in to search the truck for explosives...
    WATSONVILLE — A temporary medical clinic is now open at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. The clinic is open in conjunction with the California Emergency Medical Services Authority and is designed to meet a range of medical needs for those impacted by the CZU August Lightning Complex fires. Evacuees may access a range of medical services including pharmaceutical services, with physicians on-site to assist patients throughout the day. For emergency medical needs, call 911 or visit an emergency room. For information and additional sheltering resources, go to www.santacruzcounty.us/FireResources.aspx. Information is available in English or Spanish. For more on the California Emergency Medical Services Authority, see https://emsa.ca.gov.
    AGUA DULCE, Calif. (KABC) -- Firefighters overnight gained the upper hand on a brush fire that ignited Sunday evening and quickly consumed at least 1,300 acres near Agua Dulce and Canyon Country.By early Monday morning, flames from the Soledad Fire seemed to remain mostly subdued as crews worked to stamp out any problem areas. The blaze is 30% contained and Southern California is expected to see potentially dangerous temperatures in the high 80s on Monday.Diminished winds and hot temperatures overnight allowed firefighters to make some progress on the fire, but the elevated fire weather expected by the afternoon may pose a problem.The fire resulted in the shut down of the Antelope Valley Freeway and evacuation orders for neighborhoods from Agua Dulce Canyon Road to Briggs and Soledad Canyon to the 14 Freeway. Approximately nine homes are under the evacuation order.EMBED More News Videos A fast-spreading fire near Agua Dulce and Canyon Country has consumed some 1,100 acres and resulted in a temporary shutdown of the 14 Freeway. The Red Cross set up a parking lot as a temporary site for...
    AGUA DULCE, Calif. (KABC) -- Firefighters overnight gained the upper hand on a brush fire that ignited Sunday evening and quickly consumed at least 1,100 acres near Agua Dulce and Canyon Country.By early Monday morning, flames from the Soledad Fire seemed to remain mostly subdued as crews worked to stamp out any problem areas. The blaze is 20% contained and Southern California is expected to see potentially dangerous temperatures in the high 80s on Monday.Diminished winds and hot temperatures overnight allowed firefighters to make some progress on the fire, but the elevated fire weather expected by the afternoon may pose a problem.The fire resulted in the shut down of the Antelope Valley Freeway and evacuation orders for neighborhoods from Agua Dulce Canyon Road to Briggs and Soledad Canyon to the 14 Freeway. Approximately nine homes are under the evacuation order.EMBED More News Videos A fast-spreading fire near Agua Dulce and Canyon Country has consumed some 1,100 acres and resulted in a temporary shutdown of the 14 Freeway. The Red Cross set up a parking lot as a temporary site for...
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