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Surfside mayor on building collapse: “It was a fairy tale of two cities”

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Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett said at least 24 people were killed when the 12-story building collapsed and more than 100 people are still missing. A week later, a terrible tragedy devastated the city and at the same time brought out the best in society.

“It was a fairy tale of two cities, there was horror, but at the same time it brought the greatest amount of support, love and charitable support you can trust,” Burkett told Acesparks.

Search-and-rescue teams were forced to carry out temporary operations around 4pm on Saturday, while engineers are assessing the rubble and rubble to demolish the rest of the building, fearing that Elsa may not be able to withstand tropical storm winds. site.

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Meanwhile, some residents of the sister tower, located about a block away from the collapsed building and built a year after the building collapsed in 1982, have decided to stay in their homes or be evacuated.

Burkett noted that while the charity, which has already raised more than $ 3 million, is conducting a “top-down review,” the alternative housing costs of people who want to move out of the sister building helps to.

“Given that their sister buildings collapsed without explanation, we’re going there now, and we’ve done extensive testing with the condominium association, x-rayed the beams. How many po ‘in the iron and other structural systems there?” there is a lat, ”Burkett said.

Emergency officials are conducting a search-and-rescue operation at the site of a collapsed apartment building in Surfside, near Miami Beach, Florida.  June 29, 2021.  REUTERS / Djo Skipper

The inspection should take about 30 days so that officials have a better idea of ​​the condition of the sister tower in the collapsed building.

“Buildings in the United States don’t just collapse,” Burkett said. “It’s a third world event. There was something very, very wrong going on in this building, and we’ll find out what happened.”

A nearby 156-room air conditioner on North Miami Beach was evacuated on Friday after it was found to be structurally and electrically hazardous.

The rt portion of the building that collapsed in the face of a tropical storm that is scheduled to hit Florida on Tuesday will be demolished in the coming days.

“If the building is demolished, it will protect our search and rescue teams because we don’t know when it could collapse,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis told a news conference. “And, of course, with these winds, of course, it can pose a serious threat.”

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