The city of Miami Beach is cancelling its fireworks and other July 4th festivities out of respect for the families and victims of the condominium collapse in neighboring Surfside, Fla.
At least three lawsuits have been filed in the partial collapse of the building in Surfside, Fla., and attorneys say more are coming. The latest includes the story of one resident's harrowing escape.
Thunder and lightning storms interfere with searchers as they claw through debris in search of survivors. State officials say an extra federal team would help them deal with inclement weather.
Law enforcement in Surfside, Fla., are using DNA samples from family members to help identify the victims recovered from the rubble. "It's very emotional," police official Alfredo Ramirez III says.
"The concrete deterioration is accelerating," the Champlain Towers South's condo board president wrote as she asked for a $15 million special assessment for major structural repairs.
As one of the largest U.S. rescue operations in recent memory continues, those who escaped the tower or lost loved ones want to know how the 12-story structure could have failed so suddenly.
The federal agency that examined the Twin Towers' collapse on 9/11 is one of many that are probing what went wrong at Champlain Towers South.
Emergency crews have been working at the site of the Champlain Towers South building collapse around the clock since last Thursday.
Eight people were pulled out of the rubble, and one victim passed away at the hospital, officials said on Sunday. Another 150 people remain missing.
An engineering report in Oct. 2018 warned of "major structural damage" in the Florida building that collapsed last week. The next month, a town inspector said the building was in "very good shape."