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Death toll reaches 9 from Florida condo collapse, 156 people still missing

The death toll from the Surfside, Fla., building collapse has risen to nine and 156 people remain unaccounted, as rescue efforts remains ongoing to "find people alive" amidst the remains of Champlain Towers South.

The big picture: In appearances on the Sunday morning talk shows, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava reiterated that responders have not switched from "rescue to recovery," and that additional search and rescue teams from Mexico and Israel have joined the effort.

  • Levine Cava further mentioned that the county is reviewing all buildings approaching or at their 14-year recertification to ensure all is in order.
  • The developer of the collapsed condo also developed another Surfside building. Levine Cava said she and the mayor of Surfside support those who wish to evacuate that building.
  • However, an inspector for Surfside noted that there was not find anything within the building to cause concern.

What they're saying: "The community is really providing the support for each other and the inner circle of those who are directly affected," Levine Cava said.

  • "The whole community Surfside is on standby for this important time and in solidarity and the whole world. We feel the support of the whole world for us right here, in Surfside."

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