Sources: Miami-Dade Police Department and Mayor of Miami-Dade County Daniella Levine Cava (Information):
Pictures: Miami-Dade Police Department, Mayor of Miami-Dade County Daniella Levine Cava, Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department and Florida Senator Jason Pizzo (Courtesy):
Surfside, Florida: Recovery efforts for victims has come to an end a month after the partial building collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium building.
Rescue workers have now recovered all but one of the victims of the partial building collapse that occurred early in the morning on Thursday, June 24th, 2021.
Miami-Dade Police Department has later confirmed 98 people have been confirmed dead.
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The condominium building site has been mostly swept flat and the rubble moved to a warehouse in Miami, Florida.
Officials say forensic scientists are still at work, some examining the debris at the warehouse, but there are no more bodies to be found where the building once stood.
According to Mayor of Miami-Dade County Daniella Levine Cava, officers from the Miami-Dade Police Department would continue to search the debris pile at the warehouse for both for human remains and for personal items.
The decision to transition the operation comes after search teams spent weeks battling the hazards of the rubble, including an unstable portion of the building that teetered above.
Crews worked 12-hour shifts, tunneling beneath the parking structure and working on the debris from above in the hunt for survivors.
The mission was formally shifted to a recovery operation on Wednesday, July 7th, 2021, almost two weeks after the disaster.
Recurring fire and stifling summer heat and thunderstorms also hampered the operation.
Except during the early hours after the collapse, survivors never emerged from the rubble of the partial building collapse.
Today marks one month since this heartbreaking and unimaginable tragedy. So many came together, as one, in a relentless pursuit to save lives. We honor the precious lives lost and pay homage to loved ones and all those that have suffered immensely. #SurfsideStrong pic.twitter.com/03HcTdtMHY
— Miami-Dade Police (@MiamiDadePD) July 24, 2021
On Saturday, July 24th, 2021, the Miami-Dade Police Department posted on social media this video of what occurred over the last month and a tweet.
“Today marks one month since this heartbreaking and unimaginable tragedy. So many came together, as one, in a relentless pursuit to save lives. We honor the precious lives lost and pay homage to loved ones and all those that have suffered immensely. #SurfsideStrong,” tweeted Miami-Dade Police Department.
ZachNews and the community sends our thoughts, prayers and condolences to all of the families and friends of the victims.
ZachNews and the community gives thanks to all of the emergency personnel, crews and volunteers who responded, helped and search at the partial building collapse.
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