The search for survivors of a collapsed Surfside high-rise enters its seventh day. Teams continue to search for life in the rubble of a 12-story condo that crumbled to the ground last Thursday, killing 12 and leaving 149 still unaccounted for. Here’s more of the fire rescue radio transmission from that morning.
radio transmission Surfside
Miami Dade state attorney Katheryn Fernandez Rundle is impaneling a grand jury to investigate the cause of the collapse.
At this point, there’s lots of evidence of spalling and cracking concrete and rusted rebar, but the actual “trigger” event that caused the collapse has not been identified.
In fact the condo board president sent out a letter in April warning residents of serious problems.
Read the document here.
The average special assessment to fix the problems was over 100,000 dollars per unit.
But there was no urgency because an engineer for the Town of Surfside recently told the board the building was safe, according to commissioner Eliana Salzhauer.
She told CNN’s Chris Cuomo Tuesday night that she has only been on the board for two years and they have cleaned house getting rid of everyone responsible for mismanagement, including that engineer.
President Biden and the First Lady will visit Surfside tomorrow.
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will travel to Surfside, Florida, on Thursday to visit with the families of victims of the collapsed condominium tower.https://t.co/ILLoG1FPVe
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 29, 2021
If you would like to help the victims and displaced residents of the collapse go to SupportSurfside.org.