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After Florida building collapse, authorities evacuate similar tower

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By Andy Sullivan SURFSIDE, Fla. (Reuters) – Two days after the collapse of a seaside Florida building, authorities said they would help residents of a similar tower nearby evacuate as they examine it for structural flaws that might indicate a similar risk. “I need to be able to say it’s safe, and I can’t right now,” Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett told Reuters. “In an abundance of caution it’s probably prudent to let folks relocate for a couple of weeks while we check it.” The effort underscored the confusion and uncertainty surrounding the sudden collapse of the 12-story Champlain Tower South,…

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