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Tragedy In Paradise
In the town of Surfside in Miami-Dade County Florida, a 12-story condo building partly collapsed on Thursday morning. At least one person was confirmed dead and 51 persons are unaccounted for. Witnesses said the whole building shook like an earthquake, then the building was flat as a pancake in the dust.
More than 80 units of Fire and Rescue people came to the rescue. A boy was being pulled from the rubble and was yelling, but firefighters were able to rescue the boy.
The rescue crews used ladder trucks to rescue residents from balconies and have cleared all units that were not damaged in the collapse.
The White House released a statement hours after the horrific incident saying that the White House and FEMA are in contact with local officials to provide assistance if needed.
The Surfside condo collapse represents the reality that our nation’s infrastructure is long overdue. This building is over fifty years old as are many of our buildings in many major cities.
We fully support President Biden’s Rebuild America project. When we look at our airports, highways and bridges -- all of them need to be rebuilt.
We also want the owners of buildings all over the nation to check your property and make sure that the foundations and structures are sound so we don’t repeat this tragedy again.