Florida apartment collapse staff pays attention to tropical forecast as search work continues
Florida authorities asked the U.S. government to send an additional rescue team to clean up the rubble of the collapsed apartment building, which underscores the arduous nature of the open search for survivors in areas prone to tropical climates.
Kevin Guthrie of the Florida Department of Emergency Management said on Tuesday that severe weather in the next few days may further expand Florida’s search and rescue resources, prompting state officials to request the federal government to create an additional team. The intermittent bad weather has caused temporary delays in the search.
Guthrie said that if severe weather hits the area in the next few days, the new team may be from Virginia. They will be on standby at any time and allow rotation of staff who have been working on the site for several days. Authorities said this is still a search and rescue operation, but no one has been alive since hours after the collapse on Thursday.
“There are two areas [possible storm] Developed in the Atlantic Ocean and traveled to the Caribbean. We have eight urban rescue teams in Florida. We discussed taking relief measures,” Guthrie said at a press conference on Tuesday night.
“We have all the resources we need, but we will bring in another team. We want to rotate these resources so that we can get more resources.”
The National Hurricane Center stated that the two chaotic storm systems in the Atlantic Ocean may become tropical systems in the next few days, but it is not clear whether they pose a threat to the United States.
Charles Cyril of the Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Affairs said 900 staff from 50 federal, state and local agencies are engaged in search and rescue work.
Elected officials have promised to conduct multiple investigations into the sudden collapse of the 12-story Champlain Tannan in Surfside last week. On Tuesday, another victim was found, bringing the confirmed death toll to 12, with 149 people still missing.
Review building safety issues
Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said that she and her staff will meet with engineering, construction and geological experts to review construction safety issues and make recommendations, “to ensure Such a tragedy will never happen again.”
State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle (Katherine Fernandez Rundle) said she will conduct a grand jury investigation to examine the factors and decisions that led to the collapse.
Governor Ron DeSantis called on the well-known military pledge to leave no one on the battlefield and promised to do the same for those still missing in the rubble.
DeSantis said in the news: “As a navy veteran, my opinion is that when someone goes missing in action, in the army, you will go missing until you find it. We will not stop searching.” Zhou Second meeting.
Also on Tuesday, the White House announced that President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will travel to Surfside on Thursday.
Layers of fragments
The work on site is thoughtful and dangerous. The collapse of the building’s crepes left layers of intertwined fragments, which were inaccessible to anyone who might have survived in a small space.
On Tuesday, several members of the Israeli rescue team performed partial work with their hands and knees on a small piece of rubble, digging with shovel, pickaxe and saw.
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In the late afternoon, rescuers blew their horns for the second time during their daytime work, signalling the approaching storm. The workers were temporarily evacuated.
Miami-Dade Fire Chief Alan Cominsky said the task is extremely difficult, but “we are already 110%.”
“This is the most difficult time,” Kominsky said. “We are here to do a job. We came here with enthusiasm. Hope we can achieve some success.”