HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – The residents of a condominium building in Hallandale Beach said they have until Friday night, to evacuate the building over safety concerns.
Firefighters and police officers responded to the Hemispheres Condominium at 1965 South Ocean Dr. An electrical fire in a mechanical room in Bay North affected water and electricity to the four buildings in the complex.
“There is no running water at the moment, there’s no A/C,” Cpt. Megan Jones, a spokeswoman for the Hallandale Beach Police Department, said.
The sprinkler system, fire alarm system, and the 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 a recommended, but voluntary evacuation.
“It makes me feel vulnerable that’s for sure,” Terany said.
The city and the Red Cross offered a temporary shelter at the Hallandale Beach Cultural Community Center.
For more information about the evacuation, the city set up a hotline for residents at 954-457-5320.
Local 10 News Assignment Desk Editor Wilson Louis contributed to this report.