Rescue Efforts Intensify at Surfside Condo as Tropical Storm Elsa Approaches
Search-and-rescue efforts at the Surfside Condo collapse site have grown more urgent as Tropical Storm Elsa approaches.
Said Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett, "We're now at 100% full strength, full-on pulling everybody out of that rubble pile."
On Sunday, demolition crews set off explosives to destroy the remaining portion of the South Florida condo as operators were concerned how the incoming storm could affect the already precarious structure.
Search-and-rescue operations resumed just a few hours later in the hopes of finding survivors in areas that were previously difficult to access.
So far, rescuers have recovered the remains of 28 people from the rubble; 117 people are still missing.
The entire backside of the 12 story residential condo collapsed 10 days ago in what the Mayor called a "catastrophic failure."
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