The death toll in the Florida condo collapse has risen to at least four after three bodies were pulled from wreckage overnight, the mayor says. Follow live updates.
Search and rescue efforts continue a day after a building in Surfside, Florida, partially collapsed. Follow here for the latest.
From CNN's Jeff ZelenyPresident Biden is receiving updates on the building collapse in Surfside, Florida, an administration official says, and is expected to address the tragedy again later today at the White House.Overnight, the President’s decision to declare a state of emergency in Florida — which immediately authorizes federal assistance for the Surfside building collapse — came after a day of discussions between the White House and the office of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
More on this:An official request for assistance must come from the governor’s office. Throughout the day on Thursday, that did not occur, which struck officials in the White House as unusual. When CNN asked Biden around 5 p.m. on Thursday whether he had spoken to DeSantis, he said: “No, I haven’t yet. I’m waiting on a call from him if he needs the help. We told him it’s available. My team has gotten in touch. I have not yet personally spoken to him.
That changed late Thursday evening when the governor’s office made the official request, a senior administration official said, and the declaration was announced by the White House at 12:43 am on Friday.As of this morning, the President and the governor have still not spoken, an official says, but he has been in contact with top White House officials, including chief of staff Ron Klain. headtopics.com
DeSantis, a Republican, has been one of Biden’s biggest critics – and he is widely seen inside the GOP as a top contender for the 2024 presidential race.A Florida official familiar with the matter tells CNN that DeSantis finally agreed to ask the White House for assistance at the urging of local officials in Miami-Dade County.
The emergency declaration opens the door for federal assistance from FEMA and other agencies. Read more: CNN »
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It is said the building was sinking more each year. The building officials were aware that it was sinking. 🙏🙏🙏🙏 I want cnn taken down cayse of people like yiu and your post I want the human Fiorella Tenzi, I believe their name is, perspectives from their neighboring home, about specific work being done on top of the building with a crane this last week. PoppyHarlowCNN jimsciutto
The 12-story condo tower that collapsed, built in 1981 on reclaimed wetlands. A Florida Intern. Univ. researcher told USA Today that the building had been sinking at an alarming rate. Shimon Wdowinski, prof. In Department of Earth & Enviro. at FIU told the newspaper. Looks like their offering them a drink a water though. Spraying the rubble with fire hoses will help or drown those caught in areas where water will retain. City should be held responsible for any that drown. Not smart thinking on their part.
The world seeing man made structures collapsing literally/figuratively in seemingly avalanche of catastrophes. We fix our eyes on Our immutable Creator. As search/rescue continue we ask for His grace/mercy and thank Him for sending His Son to seek/save the lost for eternity. 😢💔💔🙏🙏🙏🙏 Why is CNN pulling away when they speak Spanish? Sanjay is a doctor not a news reporter, many people in Miami speak Spanish, they need to hear what they have to say!
Looking at the ruble pile it appears that this building was constructed using only concrete an rebar as there is no evidence of structural steel beams or columns. Very typical construction style seen in third-world countries. Civil engineers should be very concerned. I wonder which billionaire owns this build & obviously did not maintain the foundation’s integrity!
A multistory residential building in Surfside, Florida, partially collapsed, killing at least 1, mayor saysAuthorities in Miami Beach, Florida, responded to a 'partial building collapse' early Thursday morning, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said Multiple mutual Aid Fire/EMS, and urban search and rescue teams on team Someone messgame I fjj oh by want to hurt myself. Was just in the area. It’s bad. Really bad. Large part of the building is collapsed. It wasn’t empty either.
High – JPB (No Copyright Music) Il bet the Architect and Builder have a plane to catch. Blaming Trump right? lookner 😐
At least one dead after the partial building collapseAt least one person is dead after a residential building partially collapsed in Surfside, Florida, the city's mayor says. Follow live updates. Your life will also collapse like this building. GROW-UP Dude.... QUIT all your GOOD habits of Smoking, Alcohol, Drug, PORN, Masturbation, Premarital / Extramarital sex. Dear GOD/ALLAH/SHIV/Jade Emperor/Ahura Mazda/ Kami/Yahweh/Odin/Zeus/Perun/ JESUS/Buddha/Nanak/ etc., Please bless us and save from unfortunate situation... How is one person’s death an upside to a building collapse, CNN? That doesn’t seem like a very appropriate thing to say “at least” about.
LIVE UPDATES: Surfside, Florida apartment building collapse leaves 1 deadRescuers in Surfside, near Miami, are searching for survivors after an apartment building partially collapsed No News station is on scene recording this sad, yet paramount news live, covering it ! You'll cover a dang storm surge for hours, with a weather guy bracing the wind, walking in 3 inch flooded water! WTFrack ?!
Surfside building collapse updates: At least 1 dead as search and rescue continuesAt least one person is dead after a multi-story building partially collapsed in southern Florida's Miami-Dade County early Thursday morning, authorities said. 😲😲😲😲😲😲😲 good is not just the Chinese who build shit
Florida building collapse latest: 1 dead, 50 possibly missing, officials sayAt least one person was killed and several others were injured early Thursday after a 12-story residential building partially collapsed in Surfside, Florida. 美国的楼也会塌？ TheView I can't believe this has happenned TheView What a tragedy...so sad.😢
Surfside, Florida building collapse: Miami's pro sports teams lend helping hand to community in needMiami sports teams lent a helping hand Thursday after a partial building collapse in Surfside, Florida, left one dead and nearly 100 unaccounted for.