Condo Collapse in FL bring Safety Concerns

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Missing people went up to 159 from 99 on Friday. At midnight, a part of the condo complex suddenly collapsed in Miami-Dade County on June 24. Uncounted people could still be buried under the rubble although rescuers have found three more people on Friday. As of Friday, 4 people were dead and more than 100 people are being considered dead.  Miami-Dade County Mayor, Daniella Levine Cava stated, “I want to be very clear about the numbers,” but “They’re very fluid, We’ll continue to update you as we have them.” at the press conference.

She added “As we work tirelessly and stand united-local municipal, county, state and now federal support we are going to work as hard as we can to continue our search and rescue effort,” and “That is our priority, that is where we’re focused and protecting our first responders who are on the scene.” The mayor said the people evacuated from the building are being provided food, shelter, cash to assist with their basic needs.

President Biden approved an emergency declaration on Friday morning authorizing the DHS and FEMA to coordinate disaster relief efforts as well. Florida rescuers try to hear sounds from under the rubbles to identify survivors. Condo owners are suing the building’s association. This 12-floor building was built in 1981, and the building safety issues surfaced for the public view after this disaster happened.

People are grieving the loss of their loved ones, while others are still waiting for their loved ones to survive and return safely.

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