The Surfside Condo takedown...
So far it's 24 dead at the Champlain Towers South condo in Surfside where a section collapsed last week.
Lots of news (and fears) about the approaching tropical storm, but South Florida had 2 days of perfect weather. Rescue work was suspended last night and the remaining portion of the building was taken down around 10:30pm in a controlled demolition.The thought of that sickens me.
The official statement was between 10:00pm and 3:00am
You couldn't wait... could you?
I read the collapse was to be away from the area where the first section fell so it didn't hamper continued rescue in finding as many dead as they could. At this point, there is no hope of recovering anyone alive.
I'm thinking of the residents to the 100+ apartments that remained standing. They were evacuated and not given a second to take any belongings with them.
Important things like identification, documents, jewelry, cash, keys all remained inside.
The whole thing was handled poorly. It's a fiasco to a degree beyond comprehension.
Both sides of the beachfront have been barricaded and the waters patrolled by coastguard. I haven't read anything about the
More to come...