Fire trucks offered a water salute as search and rescue teams left the site of the devastating condo collapse in Surfside, Florida. The month-long recovery effort came to an end on Friday and the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s urban search and rescue team, Florida Task Force One and City of Miami Fire Department’s Florida Task Force Two departed from the Champlain Towers south with the death toll at 97.
The death toll has continued to rise in the Surfside, Florida condo building collapse while the efforts of rescue crews have faced setbacks.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) vowed to investigate the cause of the deadly condo building collapse, but said it may still be too soon to reexamine other high-rise buildings. State officials are determined to ensure the Surfside condo collapse remains a one-time occurrence.
President Trump refuted the latest misinformation by the Democrats about Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R-Fla.) absence from the recent rally in Sarasota. The 45th president said on Monday, he and DeSantis had mutually agreed that the governor would not attend the rally.
Miami officials have continued search and rescue efforts after demolishing the remaining structure of the Surfside condo building in Florida. On Sunday night, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava (D) told reporters the controlled demolition of the remaining condo building took place just after 10:30 p.m. local time and went “exactly as planned.”
Miami officials have made plans to move forward with demolishing the remaining structure of the mostly collapsed Surfside condo in Florida. During a press conference on Sunday, officials announced the demolition was set to take place between 10 p.m. on Sunday and 3 a.m. on Monday.
A Florida hotel worker has paid tribute to the victims of the Surfside condo collapse through a sand sculpture on a local beach. On Friday, 21-year-old Isaac Meek engraved the six-foot long heart shaped sand sculpture into the beach.
Newly uncovered emails show the owners of the collapsed Florida condo were ignored by city officials over a lengthy period of time.