WATCH LIVE: Officials provide updates on Surfside building collapse, Tropical Storm Elsa
Gov. Ron DeSantis and Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava provide updates Sunday on the situation at the site of the Surfside building collapse and Tropical Storm Elsa.
Gov. Ron DeSantis said Surfside could see some rain and gusts Monday and Tuesday, as Tropical Storm Elsa moves north.
Levine Cava paused the search-and-rescue operation Saturday to allow engineers to prepare for the demolition of the Champlain Towers South ruins. The time and day of the demolition, at 8777 Collins Ave., had yet to be determined.
Levine Cava said the collapse area will be confined to the immediate area, but dust and other particles are “an unavoidable byproduct.” She said Surfside residents need to stay indoors during the demolition, close windows, doors, and cover openings.
Levine Cava said the death toll of the building collapse remained at 24 and there were 121 people who remained unaccounted for. She said detectives continue to audit the lists.
Jose “Pepe” Diaz, the chairman of the board of Miami-Dade County Commissioners and the commissioner for District 12, said the water and sewer department is taking precautions to prevent flooding.
Charles Cyrille, the division director for the Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management, asked Miami-Dade residents to finish preparations for this hurricane season on Sunday evening if possible.
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