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Dania Beach Inspector to Look into Second Evacuation of Apartment Building: City

Commissioner Bill Harris says the inspector will be at the Place at Dania Beach first thing Monday morning.

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    Dania Beach Residents Fed Up with Apartment Building

    (Published Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019)

    A City Inspector for Dania Beach is scheduled to look at the apartment building responsible for evacuating nearly 200 residents after a second leak from the same rooftop swimming pool in a little over month.

    Commissioner Bill Harris says the inspector will be at the Place at Dania Beach first thing Monday morning.

    "We should have everyone back in their apartment hopefully by Tuesday morning," Harris says.

    30 apartment were affected by the leak, and the cause has yet to be found, according to Broward Fire officials.

    It's round two for many residents - just six weeks ago 250 people who lived at the apartment building were forced to leave their homes for the exact same reason.

    "We're moving out. It's crazy," resident Bobby Henrich says.

    City Manager Ana Garcia says the building passed all inspections before the pool was filled this past Tuesday.

    "As far as I know, all the inspections were done, and they were clear to inspect. But, because it happened again so soon thereafter, it triggered BSO investigation to see exactly what caused it the second tim," Harris says.

    The property is owned by RKW Residential.

    An employee at the management office says residents are welcomed to come and go, but some units may be without power.

    City officials say the affected units currently have drying equipment.

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