June 7, 2023

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Florida building collapses: Research continues

Florida building collapses: Research continues

Rescue teams are still active, however, with the help of firefighters, dog units and cranes.

Defenders heard noises from the wreckage, not sure if they were of human origin. Microphones placed on or near the wreckage did not detect a sound, but a thud was heard, which gave the defenders hope.

Three of the four victims have also been identified, according to the Miami-Dade County Forensic Service. One of them was Stacey Fang, the mother of a 15-year-old boy who was rescued from the rubble Thursday morning. Taken to the hospital, Mrs. Fang did not survive Miami Herald.

The play takes place at 1:30 a.m. Thursday at the Champlain Towers South Complex on Surfside, a few miles north of Miami Beach.

“Right to Know”

The reasons for the collapse of the residential complex are not yet known, but hypotheses have multiplied.

The families of the victims are there, Florida Governor Ron Desantis said Friday The right to know Why the building collapsed and why the state does its best to find the causes of the tragedy.

We need a definite explanation of how this happened. […] We don’t like to be wrong, obviously, He said at a press conference on Friday.

Desantis said he had discussed the matter with US President Joe Biden and promised to extend his support, including finance.

We provided them with all the help they needed, Meanwhile the President said. I assure you that the administration and Congress will do everything in their power to help you now and then., He continued.

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The Democratic president declared a state of emergency the day before to provide federal assistance to relief efforts and urgently rehabilitate survivors.

Too many hypotheses

According to Washington Post, Building Built in 1981 on restored wetlands.

I don’t know if the fall was reversible, but in the 1990s we noticed that the building was moving, Meanwhile, Professor Shimon Vodovinsky, who specializes in the environment at CNN’s Florida International University (FIU).

Mr. Vodovinsky was one of the authors of a 2020 study showing that the building declined by about 2 millimeters between 1993 and 1999. However, the available satellite data is insufficient. Next.

By itself, land degradation does not cause the building to collapse., And then described the FIU in a press release.

Work is underway to bring the building up to standard, especially on the roof, several officials also said. However, they feel that this work is not the cause of the collapse.

An investigation into this matter can actually take several weeks, among other things, by engineers specializing in structures to examine plans and building construction, to take and examine steel and cement samples and corrosion signals.

Images from the surveillance camera showed it falling first in the middle of the building. The nearest part of the beach then sank, seconds later it collapsed with heavy dust.

Saving lives at the risk of their lives

In debris, there are flammable materials.

Photo: afp / Chandan Khanna by Getty Images

The task of emergency crews is not so easy, Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis emphasizes.

Defenders use the building’s underground garage to access the debris below. Debris falls on those who do their jobs, as well as those who dig through the rubble in the ground.

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According to Patronis, the wreckage also contained highly combustible materials. By adding water to prevent fires, water is added to the building. The considerable weight of this water threatens the integrity of the building.

Adverse weather conditions should be added to the risk of operations. The storm began at 10 a.m. Thursday, with heavy rains continuing until the next day without interrupting the search.

The fire on the north side of the building had to be brought under control.

Defenders Most are motivated by the opportunity to meet people. We need to force them to do their rotations, which shows how strong their motivation is, Miami-Dade County, named Daniella Levine Kawa’s mayor.

Research may continue At least a week, Assess Surface Municipal Officers.

How many people should I look for?

Authorities say 55 of the 136 apartments in the residential complex have collapsed. However, it is not known how many people were in these homes at the time of the tragedy.

We know [que l’édifice] 80% is busySurfside City Manager Andy Hyatt told CNN.

Rescue workers were able to pull at least 35 people out of the rubble in the first hours of the crash.

Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida said he believes nearly a third of those missing are non-Americans. Among the missing were nine Argentines, three Uruguayans and six Paraguayans, including the first lady Paraguayan sister.

Global Affairs Canada is currently conducting inspections to find out if Canadians are in the building.

With information from Associated Press, Washington Post, CNN, And Agence France-Presse