The rescue teams resumed the search operation at Surfside condo collapse and found three more bodies in the debris on Monday. It brings the total confirmed death numbers to twenty-seven. Whereas the workers demolished the remaining parts of the building overnight. At around local time 10:30 pm on Sunday, explosives brought down the rest of the partly collapsed twelve-story building in Surfside that primarily ground on 24th June.
Complex surface deformation leading up to collapse of 12-story Champlain Towers South condo building on June 27, in Surfside, Florida, from @ESA_EO @Sentinel1a datasets, processed @virginia_tech pic.twitter.com/nLWckhDd00
— Manoochehr Shirzaei (@shirzaei) June 28, 2021
Videotape of the managed collapse showed the structure falling and creating plums of smoke and dust. Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said that using a technique called “energetic felling,” the rescue members worked small but intelligent, strategically placed explosives and depends on gravity to bring down the building in place. As a result, the officials suspend the search-and-rescue efforts during the managed demolition.
Tropical Storm Elsa
As of Monday morning, Tropical Storm Elsa was approaching Cuba with steady winds peaking near hundred kph (60 mph) and set to churn across the United States on its way to Florida. Moreover, it was moving northwest at twenty-two kph (14 mph), according to the statistics of the Meteorology Institute of Cuba. Therefore, the meteorologists forecasted that the storm would hit western Florida on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Before the demolition of the condo, the authorities informed the residents of its surrounding buildings, and they told them not to evacuate but stay indoors and shut down their air conditioners because of dust. Still, the investigators are unable to find the reason for the forty-year-old building to collapse. But a 2018 engineering report found structural deficiencies in the building that are now the focus of investigations that include a magnificent jury examination.
Officials said they told all residents of another building, i.e., Crestview Towers in north Miami Beach, to leave instantly because engineers found serious electrical and concrete problems. It is around seven miles north of the Surfside building that collapsed last week, and it is around a fifty-year-old building.