1 min agoFamily members of those missing and killed in collapse taken to Champlain Towers South debris sitefrom CNN’s Bonney Kapp, Ryan Young, Pamela Kirkland, Carolyn Sung in Surfside
Family members of people who died or are still missing in the collapse in Surfside were taken to the site at Champlain Towers South Sunday, according to mayor Daniella Levine Cava’s office.
“It is a private and deeply emotional moment for the families,” the spokesperson for the mayor’s office said.
The family members were transported by bus.
The mayor of Miami-Dade said during a press briefing Sunday that the families of those missing or who have perished in the Champlain Towers South collapse will be allowed to visit the site.
“We are working with the families and there will be opportunity for visitation. It will be a very private event,” Levine Cava said.
Nine people are dead and more than 150 remain unaccounted for.
Search and rescue crews continue their efforts Sunday to find survivors in the rubble.
39 min agoCity of Miami Beach declares state of emergency in the wake of the Surfside collapseFrom CNN’s Roxanne Garcia and Gregory Lemos
Cranes are seen at a partially collapsed building in Surfside, Florida on June 27. Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty ImagesThe City of Miami Beach has declared a state of emergency in the wake of the Champlain Towers South collapse in Surfside, Florida.
According to a press release sent Sunday, Champlain Towers is “steps away from the city’s northernmost border with the neighboring town of Surfside.”
“A significant portion of the staging for the emergency response efforts is taking place within Miami Beach,” the release said.
The declaration ensures the city will be eligible to receive reimbursement for emergency-related expenditures associated to the collapse, according to the release. The City of Miami Beach said it is continuing efforts to assist in the search and rescue effort through personnel, equipment, and vehicles, according to the release.
President Biden, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, and Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava have issued emergency declarations as well, according to the release.
According to the city’s Facebook page, Mayor Dan Gelber has called a Special Hybrid City Commission Meeting set to take place Monday at 5:30 p.m. ET to discuss the state of emergency.
39 min agoFEMA administrator says Army Corps of Engineers has been deployed at Surfside collapseFrom CNN’s Gregory Lemos
FEMA administrator Deanne Criswell. WSVNThe FEMA administrator said Sunday that the Army Corps of Engineers has been brought in to provide technical assistance at the Champlain Towers South collapse site in Surfside, Florida.
“We are committed to working with the incident commander, the mayor, the governor, and the state team to bring in any additional resources that might be needed throughout this event,” Deanne Criswell, FEMA administrator, told reporters Sunday during a news conference.Criswell said FEMA has begun registering families who need assistance. Criswell promised FEMA will assist the families “face to face” as they navigate the federal system.
“Serving this community is our top priority and I just want you to know that we are here to support with whatever the federal government can bring to assist for as long as we need to,” Criswell said.
2 hr 31 min agoMiami-Dade mayor says families of Surfside collapse victims will be allowed to visit siteFrom CNN’s Gregory Lemos
The mayor of Miami-Dade said Sunday that the families of those missing or who have perished in the Champlain Towers South collapse will be allowed to visit the site.
“We are working with the families and there will be opportunity for visitation. It will be a very private event,” Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said during a news conference Su
Search crews have been digging through rubble around the clock to try to find the dozens still missing days after the building came down
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