NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – A condo complex that was evacuated during Nicole because of fears it may collapse is now considered safe for people to occupy, according to leaders with New Smyrna Beach.
Las Brisas condos, 3001 S. Atlantic Ave., have been inspected by a structural engineer who found that the oceanfront buildings are “structurally sound and safe for occupancy,” according to a news release.
The building was cleared during the storm due to the rapid erosion of the seawall and the dunes caused by the storm surge Nicole brought to the coast.
Drone video provided by the city shows the damage done to the condo complex by the storm.
Early damage estimates from Volusia County leaders show New Smyrna Beach suffered about $51.1 million in damage.
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