The tragedy, which struck early Thursday morning, has so far killed 11 people and raised hopes that one of the 150 missing will be found alive.
White House press secretary Jen Zhaki yesterday turned down a visit by the president to the city of Surfsite, where property fell, but today they said they would coordinate to ensure the ruler’s presence without diverting resources from search operations and recovery. .
The spokeswoman said both Biden and the First Lady would like to thank the heroic first responders and the 24-hour hard worker who provided details of the President couple’s meeting with the survivors and the families of the victims.
Since last Friday, the government has declared a state of emergency, with federal funding available for rescue operations involving more than 200 people, said Daniel Levine Kawa, mayor of Miami-Date County.
For reasons yet to be determined, the northeastern section of the Sampline Towers building, which opened in 1981, and a total of 136 apartments collapsed while its occupants fell asleep at dawn on Thursday, June 24.
The first signs indicate some failure in the lower sections of the construction, perhaps in its foundations, columns or underground parking, according to experts quoted in the local media.
CNN reported that the owners of the CNN building were facing estimates of millions of dollars in repairs and that the money would start a week after the collapse.
Meanwhile, Florida Lieutenant Governor Janet Nice said it would take months to get clear answers as to what caused the tragedy.
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