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Homeowners evacuated as Corps searches for munitions in Vero Beach

Posted at 6:40 PM, Sep 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-20 18:40:55-04

Dozens of homes were evacuated in Vero Beach for several hours.

It's all because residents live in an area where World War II training exercises took place.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers evacuated everyone as they looked for remains of munitions possibly left behind.

Neighbors Mary, Anjali and her daughter Teagan spent the day at the Country Inn and Suites for free after being evacuated.

"We have a pool, we have food," said Mary.

Though they all were thinking about what was going on back in their neighborhoods.

"A little bit, my husband did some research," said Anjali.

At the Pet Medical Center of Vero Beach, Dr. Michael Herman was evacuated and took refuge at work.

"This is my half day so I figured I'd work a full day," said Herman.

So far no munitions were found in the areas of Turtle Cove and Lantana lanes.

South Beach Park in Vero Beach will be closed on September 26th as the Corps continues its search.