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Miami Beach Declares State of Emergency Due to Collapsed Condo

A state of emergency has been declared for Miami Beach due to the condo collapse in the nearby Surfside neighborhood.

The city is hoping to recoup some of the related cost of the tragedy, CNN reported.

The collapsed building that occurred “steps away” from the city’s northern border has caused local sites and streets to become staging areas and command centers, which is why the city hopes to get financial reimbursement, officials stated via Twitter.

Declaring a state of emergency allows the location to receive federal funding.

“A significant portion of the staging for the emergency response efforts is taking place within Miami Beach, including use of city streets, property, and other facilities for search and rescue command centers,” city officials said in a press release Sunday.

“Due to the structure’s proximity to Miami Beach — immediately north of 87 Terrace — the city has temporarily closed North Beach Oceanside Park and canceled or moved events north of 63 Street, including at the North Beach Bandshell,” the release said.

Rescue crews continue to work around the clock to search for survivors of those inside the 12-story Chamberlain Towers South condo at the time of the collapse.

So far, nine people have been killed. 150 are still unaccounted for.

 

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Crystal Gross
Crystal joined BallerAlert in 2020 to renew her passion for writing. She is a Kentucky native who now lives in the heart of Atlanta. She enjoys reading, politics, traveling, and of course writing.

About Crystal Gross

Crystal joined BallerAlert in 2020 to renew her passion for writing. She is a Kentucky native who now lives in the heart of Atlanta. She enjoys reading, politics, traveling, and of course writing.

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