President Biden and the First Lady will arrive in South Florida this morning to visit the site of the Surfside condominium tower that collapsed one week ago.
Residents hope that Biden’s visit offers comfort to the small town of Surfside community just north of Miami Beach.
The federal government through FEMA is providing support to displaced victims helping them relocate
Also, scientists and experts are joining the investigation to determine what caused the 40-year-old building to suddenly collapse in the middle of the night, as residents and guests slept.
BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Surfside prepares for President Biden as rescue work halted over safety concerns at condo site https://t.co/kk18GqjHuP Via @DavidOvalle305 @doug_hanks
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) July 1, 2021
Teams from several states are being activated to help with search operations at the site of the south Florida condo collapse.
Governors from both Pennsylvania and New Jersey announced Wednesday they are sending their task force teams to Surfside.
Task forces from Ohio and Indiana are also responding to the rubble.
As of Wednesday evening, the death toll from the collapse was at 18, including two children under the age of ten.
Officials say 145 people are still unaccounted for after seven days of searching.
Governor Ron DeSantis says with the formation of Tropical Storm Elsa, some state disaster response assets may have to be redeployed depending on the track of the storm.