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Standing portion of collapsed Surfside condo may be demolished

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Debris dangles from the remains of apartments sheared in half, in the still standing portion of the Champlain Towers South condo building, more than a week after it partially collapsed, Friday, July 2, 2021, in Surfside, Fla. Rescue efforts on the rubble pile below resumed Thursday evening after being halted for most of the day over concerns about the stability of the remaining structure.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Friday is day nine of search and rescue in Surfside as rescue teams are hoping to make progress before Hurricane Elsa hits the region this weekend.
Yesterday alarms sounded on the standing portion of the collapsed condo building after movement of the concrete pillars exceeded six inches of sway.
As a result, everyone was evacuated from the debris mound and surrounding the building as a precaution, in case it fell.
As a result of the instability, the rest of the building may need to be demolished.


Finally after twelve hours, search and rescue resumed.
Also yesterday, President Joe Biden was visiting the town of Surfside to pay his respects to relatives who lost loved ones and to be briefed on the collapse.
So far, 18 victims have been found in the rubble and 145 are still unaccounted for. Investigators still haven’t said what caused the 40-year-old building to partially collapse last week.