There are now at least 159 people unaccounted for after the partial building collapse in Surfside, Florida, according to the mayor of Miami-Dade County.
Search and rescue efforts continue a day after a building in Surfside, Florida, partially collapsed. Follow here for the latest.
35 min agoAlmost 30 hours after collapse, rescue crews are still frantically searching for survivors, fire marshal saysFrom CNN's Melissa AlonsoMiami-Dade County rescue teams are still battling fires, water and shifting materials at the at the Surfside collapse site almost 30 hours after the building crumbled to pieces in the middle of the night, Florida State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis told CNN's Sanjay Gupta Friday morning.
"You get a lot of lithium-ion batteries and other combustible materials that eventually they will catch to a point where they will ignite," he said.Crews are using search dogs to comb through the rubble"and of course listening for anything that could be a clanging, but as you're pumping water out, you're also shifting materials that creates a ripple effect and you're competing with all the noise of the equipment," said Patronis.
"They're doing the best they can with what they've got, [its] a tremendous risk," Patronis added."You're adding water to the building to control the fire while men and women are saving lives, and that water adds a tremendous amount of weight. It then challenges the integrity of what's still standing there, and then that delicate balance of saving lives while risking lives," Patronis said. headtopics.com
Patronis said added"they're being innovative." Crews are"looking at the license plates of the cars that are in the parking garage to try to do more cross-referencing and matching to verify that people are in or out of the building as you assemble this manifest, [and] as you talk to the loved ones in the unification center," said Patronis.
"We had every department in this region in response, but the skill set that these men and women have are unique," said Patronis of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue teams. "They are...built to go from building to building after hurricane disaster, manmade or natural, they're used to digging through debris to find lives."
Rescue teams from Orlando and Naples are expected to arrive later today to supplement the rescue efforts. Read more: CNN »
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Rescue should be using more heavy equipment, split into several teams to lift slabs and pieces, like long boom reach mobile cranes with a large buckets for a rescue gangs to throw small pieces of cement/debris.Cut rebars/steel with cutting torches where it takes seconds to cut. 😢 🙏🏻🙏🏻 Such sad news and praying for those families affected. Obviously the building was not up to code and should've been condemned. I can't get past the fact that the loss of life was probably due to a failure of inspection(?). How does this happen with 21st century tech at our hands?
Omg A son/grandson's mother and grandmother are among missing in condo collapse. He stated on CNN interview by Erin Burnett that the night before collapse his grandmother was awakened at 3am with loud creaking noises coming from building. What did you do with the apartment facility manager, the monitoring and regulatory work of the apartment?
horrible Why isn’t DeSantis on National TV updating America? 6 lousy tweets in 30+ hours? Sure he cares🤦♀️. President Biden offered help and said it was ready to go before DeathSantis requested it. Dang Oklahomans are suing to get our Federal unemployment benefits back!
Surfside building collapse latest: 159 still unaccounted for as death toll risesA deadly building collapse in Surfside, Florida, located in the Miami-Dade County, left four dead and 159 missing. 159? How did get so high? It was static at 99 for quite awhile. Can we get an update on the boy who was first pulled from the rubble? Is he ok? This is so fu%*ed, idk how people can ignore how poor our infrastructure is. Rip to the victims
Don't they know how many people inhabited the building?
Surfside building collapse latest: 159 still unaccounted for as death toll risesAs the investigation into the residential building that collapsed in Surfside, Florida, continues, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava told ABC News Friday that three more bodies have been pulled from the rubble, bringing the death toll to four. 'I do want to emphasize that 102 people have been accounted for and that number is way up from the original count and so we're very, very grateful for the hard work of our firefighters on the scene working throughout the night day and night from above and from below,' Cava said. President Joe Biden approved a Florida emergency declaration early Friday after the residential building in Miami-Dade County partially collapsed, trapping dozens under mounds of rubble.
Miami-area condo tower partially collapses, killing at least 1; rescue operation underwayRescue workers were pulling survivors from the rubble of a beachfront condo tower that partially collapsed in the Miami-area town of Surfside. The USA is not a 3rd World Country, what's going on? Who built this building and how? Rescuers pulled at least 35 people from the wreckage by mid-morning, and heavy equipment was being brought in to help stabilize the structure to give them more access.
Miami Building Collapse: Dozens Missing in Surfside, Florida; At Least One KilledA portion of a condo tower in the Miami-area beachfront town of Surfside collapsed, killing at least one person, injuring at least 10 people and triggering a painstaking search for survivors in the rubble. For all those who are new to this working from home Bitcoin trading options Here's a little tip: Get a trusted Bitcoin expert and stick to her Alex_jnns01 Invest and play at similar times each day. Because : In times of chaos, your investment is your anchor to success horrible That video is bad.
Miami-Area Beachfront Condo Building Collapses, Killing at Least OneThe sea-view side of a beachfront condo tower collapsed in the Miami-area town of Surfside, killing at least one and trapping residents in rubble and twisted metal.
At least 1 dead after high-rise condo building partially collapses near Miami BeachAt least 1 person killed after a multi-story building partially collapsed near Miami Beach early Thursday, Surfside mayor says. Rescue crews continue to search for survivors after a massive emergency response to the incident. 📷 Marco Bello / Reuters My brother and I worked in Fla doing structural concrete in the 90s it was a scary thing inspectors on the take more then half the crew drunk or high substandard materials. Only surprise is didn’t happen sooner no surprise it happens again. Very corrupt state MSNBC Just horrible. How sad.❤🙏 Wait… ya left out whether sir not it was a racist building. Was that person black or white? Race baiters need to know