Miami officials hold news conference after building collapse | USA Today

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Families waited to hear news about missing loved ones Thursday morning as rescue efforts continued after a 12-story oceanside condo collapsed into a heap of rubble, leaving residents trapped and at least one person dead.

About 70 people crammed into a room with chairs and blue gym mats on the floor at a reunification site set up by the American Red Cross. Family members and building residents listened to police give updates in anxious silence. Young children slept in blankets. Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett confirmed at least one person had died.

Pablo Rodriguez, a 40-year-old Miami native, said his 64-year-old mother and 88-year-old grandmother lived in the wing that collapsed.

Rodriguez told USA TODAY that he last spoke to his mom Wednesday to discuss the family weekend plans – the grandmother and great-grandmother were going to pick up Rodriguez’s 6-year-old son and spend the weekend together. Next month would have been his grandmother’s 89th birthday. Rodriguez had plans to surprise her with brunch at a nice restaurant.

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GrizzleyBear June 25, 2021 - 3:58 AM

😬

اكرم حسن June 25, 2021 - 3:58 AM

وقد سمعتم أو رأيتم ما حدث لكل من حارب الإسلام الدواعش ميانمار الهند مثلاً لم ابدء هم بدؤا

Miah Aka groundhog June 25, 2021 - 3:58 AM

You mean the condo got blowed up lol

Nishkid641 June 25, 2021 - 3:58 AM

Please tell me the materials used to build the structure are not made in China.

Neuropsych June 25, 2021 - 3:59 AM

So they told us our building is fine and not to worry so much. Has anyone ever seen anything like this ever before?

Cat Man June 25, 2021 - 3:59 AM

The only thing I am sure of is the left will blame this on racism.

LighteN Ing June 25, 2021 - 4:00 AM

It's about time to inspect and fix the aging infrastructures in the country!!! This is not supposed to happen in the US! RIP to those who died in the incident😔

اكرم حسن June 25, 2021 - 4:00 AM

والقادمات أكبر وأعظم والقرار لكم لكل دول العالم أو أتباع مبدء أو دين

Stevie Anderson June 25, 2021 - 4:01 AM

This is why I don't trust American constructions. They cut corners to make more money.

Stevie Anderson June 25, 2021 - 4:01 AM

This is why I don't trust American constructions. They cut corners to make more money.

Chris Drakerton June 25, 2021 - 4:01 AM

Bet Trump wont even show up to help his fellow floridians.

Roberto Morales June 25, 2021 - 4:02 AM

All of them in the news conferwnce support running over people peacefully protesting.

Lee June 25, 2021 - 4:02 AM

Let’s not forget that Florida is a swamp. Building a high rise building, at sea level, in sand, what could possibly go wrong?

Slade Blackstone June 25, 2021 - 4:03 AM

Buildings crack all the time. They don't fall down, well unless their hit with 5 or 6 missiles. Watch the video of the building blown up in Israel. Have you seen anything like this since 9-11. Nope. There you are. Your probably going to see some more go down. Remember the one blown up by a drone strike. Yep.

Little Mr Pinkness June 25, 2021 - 4:03 AM

I can't help wondering what kind of response Trump would have to this…

Samantha Simental June 25, 2021 - 4:04 AM

Looks like one of those building demolitions.

G G June 25, 2021 - 4:05 AM

Just a reminder that the people in these comments have no more of a clue about why this happened than you do.

DeeDee 2003 June 25, 2021 - 4:05 AM

Praying for those rescue crews also – such a dangerous situation.

John Aristotle June 25, 2021 - 4:06 AM

A sinkhole is the only thing that makes sense.

Anatoly Yantovsky June 25, 2021 - 4:06 AM

What is name the Company which had issued permission to began construction?

John Gilmer June 25, 2021 - 4:10 AM

Check out the very recent explosion off the Florida East Coast to test an aircraft carrier. It was a 20 kilo ton blast. The US Geological Survey measured a magnitude 3.9 earthquake.

Personal pandemic stories Org June 25, 2021 - 4:10 AM

Oh goody, another opportunity to waste taxpayer money to grease the palms of politicians and their donors.

Lord Hadez June 25, 2021 - 4:11 AM

Theory: Navy blows up 40,000ib bomb
3.9 EARTHQUAKE
Cause and Effect.
Condo collapses.

Stolo June 25, 2021 - 4:12 AM

I wonder who had dirt on the Clinton's who lived in that building… interesting stuff 🤔

Stevie Anderson June 25, 2021 - 4:12 AM

Y in the hell all these ppl on the freaking podium!! It's totally unnecessary. This must be their time to shine.

Hose Pipe June 25, 2021 - 4:14 AM

Florida is garbage and so are the people

Linda Goes June 25, 2021 - 4:14 AM

My Prayers are with all of you Dear Lord HEAR our Prayers 🙏

Hershel Watson June 25, 2021 - 4:16 AM

Being pulvarized while sleeping by tons of concrete and rebar is a horrible death. Many body bags may be needed in the end.

Kathy Miller June 25, 2021 - 4:17 AM

Sending Prayers!

Stevie Anderson June 25, 2021 - 4:17 AM

Maybe a sinkhole or very bad construction.

Arnie Davis June 25, 2021 - 4:18 AM

I wonder if a lightning strike could be the cause of this building collapse? I see what look like many transformers and other electrical equipment (fans) located on the roof of the building which collapsed. Is it possible that lightning hit one of these transformers and caused an explosion which brought the north part of the building down? Just a thought.

Apollo Lee June 25, 2021 - 4:18 AM

Buildings just don't collapse like that and turned to Rubble the Flash's look awful familiar something ain't right

Pawnmack June 25, 2021 - 4:19 AM

"No stone unturned"? Super bad choice of words there, Mayor.

Profit King June 25, 2021 - 4:19 AM

I pray no children got hurt 😔

Ronnie Cook June 25, 2021 - 4:28 AM

How much did the mayor know before hand??????????

vapalaca June 25, 2021 - 4:28 AM

I have an explanation but please don’t take my word for it I suspect rough hard sex might’ve caused the collapse

Ronnie Cook June 25, 2021 - 4:29 AM

Deep State strikes again!!! Wake Up People!!!

lynnb June 25, 2021 - 4:30 AM

Chinese steel?

terryfriend16 June 25, 2021 - 4:30 AM

Can't hear anything from the reporters…

Markson Williams June 25, 2021 - 4:31 AM

I don't know who needs to hear this but stop saving all your money, invest some of it. If you really want financial freedom.

Adam June 25, 2021 - 4:36 AM

I don’t know. This building looked like it was demolished…

moe bezz June 25, 2021 - 4:37 AM

What a shity job to have if you say one thing wrong the media will put you viral and have you fired it's like they're tiptoeing through there press conference

so be it one June 25, 2021 - 4:37 AM

They actually want us to believe a building just collapsed! Who is the builder?? What community is this?

the one who woke up June 25, 2021 - 4:47 AM

This condo collapse is super suspect I just viewed an aerial shot of the building a before and after. The after photo had the same ground level objects like cars, trucks, boats etc like the first one. I don't see no cranes that could've took the images there is a building that's taller than the condo but why is there a camera looking down on the condo? Sure as hell isn't a heli shot nor a satellite they are getting sloppy.

Ty Briggs June 25, 2021 - 4:50 AM

Look for explosives cartels will kill hundreds to kill one person .

Rabbit Dundee June 25, 2021 - 4:54 AM

Exact same building three buildings to the north, could check out structural engineering of that one.

Hush Whisper June 25, 2021 - 4:59 AM

The following is happening in our World and no one is noticing.

1. Armageddon is about 4 action events.
1st horse, Bow = Send it.
2nd horse, Sword = Strike it.
3rd horse, Scales = Split it.
4th horse, Fire = Sear it.

That ='s Our planet for the last 2 years have averaged 3.23 Rockets a day into space.
That's hundreds of rockets we've *Send*/sent up.
We've sent close to a 1000 Rockets/with Elon saying he's sending another 1000.
They are weapons designed to stop "Wormwood" in the book of Revelation in the Bible.
All Telescopes on this planet are pointing in the same direction.
Elon is building underground tunnels in major cities.
"Wormwood" is going to hit the PACIFIC OCEAN. *EVACUATE*.
All the ELITE TOP COMPANIES ARE EVACUATING THE PACIFIC COASTS…SO SHOULD YOU!!!

2. "The mark of the beast".

Take 3 6's and place them in a circle and you have a virus warning symbol.
But the Mark is the VACCINE. And because it is a global problem it will demand a global solution.
The Vaccine will be given Airborne and it will land on your forehead and hands.
It will try to alter Chromosome 7 lamb1.
It is during these moments where the Bible mentions: You will wish the mountains to fall on you.
And this is also the moment where the Bible mentions: The "few" and the "many".
"Few" will die from this Vaccine (millions) and "many" will live (billions).
This vaccine will cure all diseases BUT it will not remove the Pain from any injuries you receive.
That is the moment of the "delusion" mentioned in Revelations.
If you get a cut or any injury, the pain will never go away, they just keep building up.
You will wish the "mountains to fall on you".
666 (six – sick – sicknesses) <-> Six species of human corona viruses are known ,
with some species subdivided into two different strains,
making seven strains of human corona viruses altogether.

Rev. 13:16 is referring to those who DIDN'T make the rapture of the church (The not "born again" PEOPLE).

1st Horseman is the Bow (SEND it). < That Horse rides as we speak. All the Rockets this Planet SENDS into Space are Weapons of mass Destruction targeted at "Wormwood". For almost 2 years now our Planet as sent almost 1000 Rockets into space and now we are averaging 3.23 a day. Elon just boasted within the past month how he intends to send a 1000 more.
BEFORE those ROCKETS touch "WORMWOOD", 2 EVENTS will happen.
1 Event will be the "RAPTURE" and 1 will be the "AIRBORNE VACCINE". < BOTH OF THESE EVENTS HAPPEN AT THE SAME TIME. < The "AIRBORNE VACCINE" is the reason it happens.

I have to stop here and explain something.
Our Souls are physically attached to Our flesh by Chromosome 7 lamb1.
When a Person (truly) becomes "BORN AGAIN" Chromosome 7 lamb1 CHANGES.
So now you have 2 different groups of People on the Planet. Those who are "born again" w/the altered "lamb1" and those who don't.
Now having said that. When the "AIRBORNE VACCINE" lands on your forehead and hands, it's going to try and alter Chromosome 7 lamb1 AGAIN.
When it does, ONLY those who are "BORN AGAIN" will die. Those who don't have the altered "lamb1" will LIVE…and be able to buy and sell during the TIME OF THE ANTICHRIST.
The "BORN AGAIN" People are people who have God's Holy Spirit INSIDE THEIR SOULS. God's Holy Spirit isn't on this planet during the 7 years of the antichrist. His Spirit is raptured from this planet BEFORE THE 2ND HORSEMEN RIDES!!!!!
(I'm throwing pearls, you better be getting this). <<<<and all of that can't happen till the "LAST SUPPER" (see my "Last Supper" video on my channel) is over.

Then the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Horsemen happen.

So once again. The "mark of the beast" is NOT A CHIP.
ITS THE COMING "AIRBORNE VACCINE".
You must be "born again" before the "airborne" vaccine is given or you will be here for the 7 years of the antichrist.

3. The scorpions mentioned in Revelation 9:10.

There are satellites in space called HIVES.
Inside each of them are tiny rockets called BEES.
They are designed to Target all CELL PHONES.
CELL PHONES ARE HOMING DEVICES.
Buy cell phone Jammers now and be ready to save those around you when it happens.
Throw your phone and run if you feel in danger. Don't stand in the same spot.
Be prepared. Buy short wave walkies-talkies. They can have up to 5 mile capabilities.
They will be mercy killings by our governments because of the actions above with their missiles (for 5 Months after the asteroid hits).
They were just tested against that RV that blew up Tennessee.
The reason the word "scorpions" was used?
What the person saw was a vision and then it ended up in Revelation. The "vision" He saw was long cylinder puffy clouds streaming from the skies, lots of them and at the end of each of those was a tiny little missile, but to the person having the vision, to him it looked like a bunch of scorpion tails or should I say cloud TRAILS.

Please I'm begging you to listen to what I've said. These events are happening right now.
There's a GRAVITATIONAL PULL HAPPENING. ( Wormwood (rock heading this way in space) of the book of Revelation in the Bible )
Floods in the desserts of Saudi Arabia.
Blizzards in Spain.
Huge clouds, heavy rains and flash floods in Saudi deserts, Qunfudhah, Taif
Mass fires in Brazil.
Hot Spot – Ocean, & Scanning Yellowstone Super Volcano. 1/21/2021
Mass electrical storms in Turkey.
Hot Spots & Scanning Yellowstone Super Volcano.. 1/17/2021
Neva River freezes, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Volcanoes are activating around the Globe.
Sewage fountains out of drains during floods in Cochabamba, Bolivia
And more…!
Luke 21:11
There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.

I don't post links no more because YouTube removes them. This is so important that you help
me tell others. I didn't make anything up. If you get a moment come see what else I've discovered
on my channel. But I beg you with all of my heart and soul to at least tell someone what you've read.
Please at least do that. Nothing on my channel is monetized.

Folks, we are SENDing rockets into space to STRIKE a rock that the book of Revelation in the Bible calls "wormwood" and when those rockets SPLIT a piece will hit right above INDONESIA in the Pacific Waters and it will rock up and down the FIRE RING of the PACIFIC sending LAVA TO THE SKIES which will SEAR 2/3rds of this PLANET.

I'M BEGGING YOU, HELP ME WARN OTHERS!

You're thinking how can you believe me?
I'm the guy who God showed where His Garden of Eden was ( I can backup those words if you come to my channel).
SOON A GLOBAL king WILL APPEAR, DON'T FOLLOW him he IS THE ANTICHRIST!

NOTE: SOON SOCIAL MEDIA WILL DISAPPEAR GO TO MY CHANNEL AND COPY MY COMMENTS AND VIDEOS SO YOU CAN SHARE WITH OTHERS ON DISKS. NOT ALL OF YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE HEAVEN (THE RAPTURE), YOU'LL BE THE REVOLUTIONIST FOR JESUS DURING THE 7 YEARS OF THE ANTICHRIST. BE READY TO HELP OTHERS. DURING THE 7 YEARS, THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE HEAVEN IS TO BE A MARTYR FOR THE CAUSE OF JESUS. YOU DON'T DO IT BECAUSE OF THE PAIN YOU FEEL. YOU DON'T DO IT BECAUSE YOUR SCARED. YOU ONLY DO IT BECAUSE YOU REALIZE WHAT A MISTAKE YOU MADE AND NOW YOUR WILLING TO GIVE YOUR LIFE FOR THE CAUSE OF JESUS. BE BOLD IN THOSE DAYS, OTHERS WILL BE WATCHING YOU AND WHAT YOU DO WILL INFLUENCE THEM. MAKE WISE CHOICES MY FRIEND. THERE IS A CELEBRATION IN HEAVEN EACH TIME SOMEONE COMES TO THE SAVING KNOWLEDGE OF JESUS. DON'T LET EVIL STEAL YOURS AWAY FROM YOU. STAND STRONG AND WHEN I SEE YOU I'LL GIVE YOU A BIG HUG AND A KISS ON THE NECK AND WE'LL CELEBRATE FOR ALL ETERNITY!

Jay Kay June 25, 2021 - 5:01 AM

I only been mugged twice, both times African American men.