Deaths at age 4, Stacie Fang ID’d
Surfside, Florida – A 12-story seaside condominium just north of Miami collapsed, killing at least four people and leaving an unknown cause, followed by a search for survivors two days later. I am.
Surfside Mayor Charles Barckett told USA Today that rescue operations will continue “until we pull out as many people as possible from the rubble.”
“We can’t stop. We can expect to continue this search until we find everyone living in the rubble.”
At the end of Friday, the smell of fiery electricity filled the air, and a photo of the missing person hung on a fence night near the rubble. Authorities said the fire continued to burn under the rubble, despite efforts to extinguish the rubble.
Around 1:30 am on Thursday, a residential building in Surfside, Florida came down with a roaring sound. In a close-up video footage, the center of the building appeared to have fallen first, the section closest to the sea wobbled, and a few seconds later a huge cloud of dust swallowed the neighborhood and came down.
It is unknown why the building collapsed. Researchers and engineers interviewed by USA TODAY pointed out a variety of possibilities, including sea level rise, saltwater erosion, underground stability, or more common problems such as crude construction and loose surveillance.
Late Friday, the town of Surfside posted several documents on its website related to the collapsed building. Neither document seemed to contain details explaining the collapse of the seaside building, but it did reveal several potentially serious problems.
Here’s what we know on Saturday:
First victim identified as Stacy Fang
The death toll of the collapsed condominium is 4:00 am on Saturday. On Friday, relatives issued a statement identifying one of the deceased as Stacie Fang. Her son, Jona Handler, was rescued from the rubble hours after the collapse.
Fang, 54, died in the hospital from a bruise, the prosecutor’s office told NPR.
The boy was helped by Nicholas Balboa, who was walking his dog near the building in the middle of the night when he heard the ground shaking, and the big crash continued. He approached a pile of concrete and metal and heard a scream.
Mr Balboa said he found his little finger popping out of the broken concrete and heard the boy’s voice saying, “Can anyone see me?” Balboa said he overcame the rubble to reach the boy and was later identified as a handler.
“He just said,’Don’t leave me, don’t leave me.’ I told him:’We’re not going anywhere. We’re here You will be in, “Balboa said.
— Gabriella Miranda and Rachel Aretakiss, USA TODAY
“Don’t leave me”:A boy trapped in the rubble of a Florida condo was rescued by a dog walker
Details of inspection report for condominiums “Concrete deterioration”
Twelve documents were posted late Friday on the surfside website dating back to 2018. It didn’t seem to contain details explaining the collapse of the beachside building, but many reveal several potentially serious problems.
The report can be several pages long or over 300, and from a detailed plan of specific repair permits, prevent baby turtles from getting confused and making it when hatching. , Even a courtesy notice urging residents to turn off the lights. For the safety of the sea.
An inspection report on October 8, 2018 showed “massive” cracks and peeling in the columns, beams and walls of the garage under the tower that fell to the ground. Peeling refers to the deterioration of concrete and can cause peeling or exposure of reinforcing bars called reinforcing bars.
According to a structural site survey report by Morabito Consultants, “concrete columns, beams, and walls were cracked and peeled to varying degrees” in the multi-storey car park on the first floor.
Despite the initial report published in October 2018, plans to fix these issues did not seem to be finalized until April of this year.
“Some of this damage is minor, but most concrete deterioration needs to be repaired in a timely manner,” the report said. Please check this out for details.
— Elizabeth Weise and Kyle Bagenstooth, USA TODAY
According to experts, multiple factors may contribute
Researchers and engineers are trying to figure out what caused the building to collapse early in the morning and what it means for other dilapidated skyscrapers along the Florida coast and other countries.
So far, there is no clear answer. USA TODAY spoke with more than 12 experts on Friday without finding a consensus. Some people have pointed out the corrosive effects of saltwater caused by rising sea levels and the ebb and flow of tides. Others wondered about the stability of the ground below and more common issues such as poor construction and loose surveillance.
All experts agreed on this point. It takes a long time to pinpoint exactly how and why Champlan Tower South collapsed. Knowing the answer can make a difference in the building industry.
“The entire regulatory system is out of date compared to current risks,” said Clinton Andrews, a professor of urban planning and director of the Green Building Center at Rutgers University. “I think the Florida case shows that problem.” Please check this out for details.
— Kyle Bagenstose, Elizabeth Weise, Erin Mansfield, Aleszu Bajak, USA TODAY
The family is waiting for news of 159 unexplained
Authorities said it was not yet known exactly how many residents and visitors were when the building collapsed, but they were considered unexplained and were there, whether or not 159. I tried to find a person.
Many of the missing have roots around the world, including the sisters of Russian Orthodox Jews, Argentine Americans, and the First Lady of Paraguay.
About 20 Jews, including some Jews with Israeli citizenship, are missing, Maor Elbaz-Starinsky, Israeli Consul General in Miami, told USA TODAY.
Another 22 from Argentina, Venezuela, Uruguay and Paraguay, including relatives of Paraguay’s First Lady Silvana de Abdo Benitez, were not described. Learn more about what’s missing, including a list of names.
Contributions: Associated Press; Grace Hauck, Ryan Miller, Christal Hayes, USA TODAY.