Colapso del edificio de Surfside: Los equipos de rescate arriesgan sus propias vidas para encontrar sobrevivientes

“El edificio está literalmente arruinado,” El alcalde de Surfside, Charles Burkett, dijo en una entrevista. “Ha bajado, y me refiero a que solo hay pies entre las historias donde había 10 pies. That is heartbreaking because it doesn’t mean to me that we’re gonna be as successful as we would want to be to find people alive.

The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue took to Twitter to post footage of rescuers working in the basement parking garage at the Champlain Towers. The crew is standing in knee-high water using a power drill to break through a wall. The ceiling appears to be folded in and is being supported by lifts, which underscored the risk that these rescue teams face while trying to find survivors.

Firefighters continue working on locating possible victims, while dealing with heavy damage and changing conditions in the parking garage,” el tweet leído.

The weather outside was also not cooperating. There were storms in the area last night and reports of lightning. Local 10 informó that the scene was “oscuro, cloudy and windy. A fog of dust rose from the concrete.

A spokeswoman from Miami Dade said structural engineers were on-site and monitoring the stability of the part of the building that is still standing. The report said teams of 10 a 12 were carrying out operationsunderneath the rubble.A small fire also broke out at the scene that was extinguished, informes dijeron.

Maggie Castro, who is from the fire department, told WSVN.com that K-9s are being used to mark areas of interest. Rescuers are using camera and sound equipment. Officials said 37 people were rescued from the structure and two people from the rubble, NBC 6 informó.

Jimmy Patronis, the state’s fire marshal, told reporters that rescue crews will not stopjust because of nightfall. They just may have a different path they pursue.

Patronis said he was deeply moved by the image of a bunk bed near the now-exposed top of the building.

Somebody was probably sleeping in it,” él dijo. “There’s all those what-ifs.

President Biden on Friday ordered federal assistance to support the massive response in South Florida after a 12-story building partially collapsed, killing at least one person and trapping others.

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The President’s action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts,” the White House said.

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