Posted originally on the conservative tree house on June 24, 2021 | Sundance | 306 Comments
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Champlain Towers is a 12 story condominium building located in the small, beachside town of Surfside, Florida, about six miles north of Miami Beach. Miami-Dade County police said 53 residents have been identified and located safely; however, as many as 99 people are reported missing. There were about 55 units in the tower that collapsed.
The collapse happened at approximately 1:30am this morning.
The building is 40-years old and is located in an area very familiar to CTH. This is an affluent community with many Jewish residents. Our thoughts and prayers are with the missing and their families. CCTV from a neighboring complex shows the center of the tower gave way first, with the rest of the structure collapsing into a pile of rubble. The cause of the collapse is unknown.
Surfside Commissioner Eliana Salzhauer said “the building was undergoing a required 40-year recertification to ensure its structural integrity, and that the building’s roof was being redone. She added that residents told her a building inspector had visited Champlain Towers on Wednesday, but she did not know what the inspector found. It is unknown if any construction activity contributed to the disaster.” (Miami Herald Article Link)
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis arrived on scene this afternoon and gave a press conference:
This is a horrific collapse. The scale of this is almost unfathomable.