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9 months ago

New findings revealed in Surfside condo collapse investigation

A report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology said "the construction of the pool deck deviated from design requirements."
9 months ago
Search and rescue personnel work in the rubble of the 12-story condo tower that crumbled to the ground after a partial collapse of the building, June 24, 2021, in Surfside, Fla.
1 year ago

Families gather to remember victims of the Florida condo collapse

Plus, a call for a permanent memorial on the site that would conflict with a developer's plan to construct a new building at the location.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Families gather to remember victims of the Florida condo collapse
1 year ago

Surfside condo that killed 98 was not built to code, federal investigators say

Officials revealed preliminary findings regarding the Surfside collapse, but a victim's father says it feels like there is an "excessive delay" with the investigation.
1 year ago
Rescue personnel work at the remains of the Champlain Towers South condo building, June 25, 2021, in Surfside, Fla.
1 year ago

Developer submits plans for new condos at Surfside building collapse site

Nearly two years after the deadly Champlain Towers South condo collapse in Surfside, Florida, another 12-story condominium building could be built at the oceanfront site.
1 year ago
Rendering of the proposed new Surfside condominium.
2 years ago

'I feel like I left them behind': Surfside building collapse survivor

ABC News' Victor Oquendo spoke with Champlain Tower South survivors and rescuers, recounting one of the deadliest structural disasters in American history.
2 years ago
VIDEO: 'I feel like I left them behind': Surfside building collapse survivor
2 years ago

Jill Biden grieves with Surfside families on 1-year anniversary of collapse

First lady Jill Biden spoke Friday morning at the site of the Champlain Towers South condominium collapse in Surfside, Florida.
2 years ago
First lady Jill Biden speaks during a remembrance event at the site of the Champlain Towers South building collapse, June 24, 2022, in Surfside, Fla.
2 years ago

Families remain heartbroken 1 year after Surfside condo collapse

Survivors of the Surfside, Florida, condo collapse remember their lost loved ones on the anniversary of the tragedy that took the lives of 98 people.
2 years ago
A man stands next to flowers and pictures of some of the missing from the partially collapsed 12-story Champlain Towers South condo building at the makeshift memorial for the victims of the building collapse in Surfside, Fla., July 02, 2021.
2 years ago

1 year after Surfside collapse, local officials still working on building safety

One year after 98 people died in the Surfside condominium collapse, officials say there's still a long way to go to ensure the safety of other South Florida buildings.
2 years ago
In an aerial view, a cleared lot where the 12-story Champlain Towers South condo building once stood is seen on June 22, 2022 in Surfside, Florida. This week marks the first anniversary of the tragic event where 98 people died when the building partially collapsed on June 24, 2021.
2 years ago

Families remain heartbroken 1 year after Surfside condo collapse

Survivors of the Surfside, Florida, condo collapse remember their lost loved ones on the anniversary of the tragedy that took the lives of 98 people.
2 years ago
Survivors of the Surfside, Florida, condo collapse remember their lost loved ones on the anniversary of the tragedy that took the lives of 98 people.
2 years ago

A year after Surfside condo collapse, investigators still don't know the exact cause

Nearly one year after the deadly condominium collapse in Surfside, Florida, federal investigators say they still haven't pinned down what specifically caused the failure.
2 years ago
The partially collapsed facade of the Champlain Towers South condominium stands in Surfside, Fla.
2 years ago

Total Surfside building collapse settlement now tops $1 billion

The settlement for victims of the catastrophic collapse is now $1,004,600,000.
2 years ago
Coast Guard boats patrol in front of the partially collapsed Champlain Towers South condo building, July 1, 2021, in Surfside, Fla.
2 years ago

Nearly $1B settlement announced in deadly Surfside condo collapse

Nearly 100 people were killed when the building collapsed last June.
2 years ago
In this June 29, 2021, file photo, emergency workers conduct search and rescue efforts at the site of a partially collapsed residential building in Surfside, Fla.
2 years ago

Nearly $1 billion settlement reached in Surfside building collapse

A $997 million settlement in the Surfside building collapse was announced Wednesday afternoon.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Nearly $1 billion settlement reached in Surfside building collapse
2 years ago

Tentative settlement reached in Surfside building collapse

A final approval hearing will be held on March 30.
2 years ago
The partially collapsed facade of the Champlain Towers South condominium stands in Surfside, Fla.
3 years ago

Surfside tragedy

Surfside, Florida, Congress woman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz on marking 3-month anniversary of condo collapse.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Surfside tragedy
3 years ago

Helping those who responded to the Surfside condo collapse

A team from the University of Central Florida was deployed to Surfside to make sure first responders had the mental health support they needed.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Helping those who responded to the Surfside condo collapse
3 years ago

Body camera shows initial response after Surfside building collapse

Newly released footage shows first responders just minutes after the fatal building collapse near Miami Beach in June.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Body camera shows initial response after Surfside building collapse
3 years ago

Newly released footage shows chaos, shock minutes after Surfside building collapse

The screams of people shouting for help can be heard in newly released body cam footage from officers responding to the June 24 collapse of the Surfside condo building.
3 years ago
A portion of the 12-story condo tower crumbled to the ground during a partial collapse of the building on June 24, 2021 in Surfside, Fla.
3 years ago

Newly released video shows chaotic moments after Surfside condo collapse

Ninety-eight people were killed when the condominium in Miami collapsed in late June.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Newly released video shows chaotic moments after Surfside condo collapse
3 years ago

Final Surfside building collapse victim is identified

The remains of the last victim of the Surfside, Florida, condo collapse have been identified, a relative confirmed to ABC News Monday.
3 years ago
Estelle Hedaya poses for a photo at The Deck at Island Gardens in Miami, April 17, 2021.
3 years ago

What we know about the victims of the Surfside building collapse

Local police have released the names of all but three of the victims.
3 years ago
Elaine Sabino, 71, worked as a JetBlue flight attendant, and lived in a penthouse apartment in the Champlain Towers South.
3 years ago

Firefighters return home a month after Surfside collapse

The firefighters had been camping out at the site of the building collapse for weeks as the rescue mission turned into a recovery effort.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Firefighters return home a month after Surfside collapse
3 years ago

911 calls from condo collapse reveal residents’ terror

Some of the calls came from residents trying to escape. ABC News’ Andrew Dymburt has the details.
3 years ago
VIDEO:  911 calls from condo collapse reveal residents’ terror
3 years ago

Chilling 911 calls released from Surfside condo collapse

For the first time, officials released calls from residents who raced to escape the collapse. Plus, documents show warning signs were reported as early as 1996.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Chilling 911 calls released from Surfside condo collapse
3 years ago

'You gotta get us out of here': Surfside 911 calls convey panic, disbelief

911 calls from Surfside residents convey panic and disbelief in wake of the condo building's partial collapse last month.
3 years ago
People look at the partially collapsed condo building in the early hours of June 24, 2021, in the Surfside area of Miami, Fla.
3 years ago

911 calls released in Surfside condo collapse

Authorities released 911 calls from witnesses and people who were trapped in the Surfside building collapse. Town documents have revealed problems with the pool deck and underground parking garage.
3 years ago
VIDEO: 911 calls released in Surfside condo collapse
3 years ago

Surfside building collapse latest: Death toll rises to 94

At least 94 people have been confirmed dead since a 12-story residential building partially collapsed in South Florida last month.
3 years ago
Excavators dig through the remains from the collapsed 12-story Champlain Towers South condo building, July 9, 2021, in Surfside, Fla.
3 years ago

Collapsed Surfside building needed repairs in 1996

Documents show that areas of the collapsed building in Surfside, Florida, needed repairs as early as 1996.
3 years ago
Documents show that areas of the collapsed building in Surfside, Florida, needed repairs as early as 1996.
3 years ago

Documents show garage ceilings of Surfside building were problematic as early as 1996

There are at least 95 confirmed deaths from the collapse.
3 years ago
(FILES) In this file aerial view, shows search and rescue personnel working on site after the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, north of Miami Beach, on June 24, 2021. - A memorial honoring the victims of an apartment building collapse nearly three weeks ago in the Florida beachfront community of Surfside may be built on the site of the disaster, officials said on July 13, 2021.  The sudden condo collapse in a north Miami suburb killed at least 95 people, 85 of whom have been identified, said Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. Over a dozen are still missing
3 years ago

At least 94 bodies recovered from Surfside condo collapse

Up to 22 people remain unaccounted for as crews continue to remove over 14 million pounds of concrete and debris.
3 years ago
VIDEO: At least 94 bodies recovered from Surfside condo collapse
3 years ago

Florida official tests positive for COVID-19, raising concern about Surfside site

Jose "Pepe" Diaz, chairman of the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, and his chief of staff, Isidoro Lopez, have both tested positive for COVID-19.
3 years ago
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz speaks during a press conference after 12-storey Champlain Tower partially collapsed in Surfside, Fla, June 24, 2021.
3 years ago

90 confirmed dead in Surfside collapse

The death toll in the Surfside building collapse reached 90 after crews recovered additional victims over the past day, officials announced.
3 years ago
The death toll in the Surfside building collapse reached 90 after crews recovered additional victims over the past day, officials announced.
3 years ago

Officials give latest update on Surfside recovery

There are now 211 people accounted for and 86 confirmed dead.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Officials give latest update on Surfside recovery
3 years ago

Surfside building collapse death toll rises to 86

Officials announced 62 victims are now identified, 211 people are accounted for and 43 are potentially unaccounted for as the recovery effort entered its 17th day.
3 years ago
Officials announced 62 victims are now identified, 211 people are accounted for and 43 are potentially unaccounted for as the recovery effort entered its 17th day.
3 years ago

Death toll rises to 78 after 14 more bodies recovered in Surfside building collapse

Officials said that 62 people are still unaccounted for.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Death toll rises to 78 after 14 more bodies recovered in Surfside building collapse
3 years ago

Emotional moments from Surfside building collapse

Mayor Charles Burkett delivered an emotional speech as first responders continue to look for victims of the Surfside building collapse. Over 80 people are still unaccounted for.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Emotional moments from Surfside building collapse
3 years ago

Surfside survivor recalls harrowing escape from collapsed building

On June 24, Zulia Taub watched her life crumble to the ground.
3 years ago
Search teams continue work to recover remains as the search and rescue efforts is reported to be transitioning to a recovery operation in the collapsed 12-story Champlain Towers South condo building on July 7, 2021, in Surfside, Fla.
3 years ago

Recovery crews at Surfside building collapse find 4 more bodies

Officials give an update in the recovery efforts at the building collapse, as the death toll rose to 64.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Recovery crews at Surfside building collapse find 4 more bodies
3 years ago

At least 60 dead, 80 still unaccounted for two weeks after Surfside collapse

Authorities announced overnight that search and rescue efforts are transitioning to a recovery operation.
3 years ago
VIDEO: At least 60 dead, 80 still unaccounted for two weeks after Surfside collapse
3 years ago

Surfside building collapse: Search and rescue shifts to recovery mission

At least 54 people have been confirmed dead since a 12-story residential building partially collapsed in Florida last month, officials said Wednesday.
3 years ago
A member of the Israeli search and rescue team, left, salutes in front of the rubble that once was Champlain Towers South during a prayer ceremony, Wednesday, July 7, 2021, in Surfside, Fla. Members of search and rescue teams and Miami-Dade Fire rescue, along with police and workers who have been working at the site of the collapse gathered for a moment of prayer and silence next to the collapsed tower.
3 years ago

Death toll rises to 60 after more bodies recovered in Surfside building collapse

Officials say that 80 are still unaccounted for.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Death toll rises to 60 after more bodies recovered in Surfside building collapse
3 years ago

Surfside rescue mission officially pivots to ‘recovery’

After 14 days of searching, authorities determined there is no chance of finding more life in the rubble from the Miami Beach condo collapse.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Surfside rescue mission officially pivots to ‘recovery’
3 years ago

Surfside building collapse now a recovery mission

Officials notified families of the shift in search efforts as the death toll jumped to at least 54 people on Wednesday. Survivors who made it out of the building lost everything in the collapse.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Surfside building collapse now a recovery mission
3 years ago

Surfside officials announce rescue is now a recovery effort

Officials made the difficult decision to transition operations from search and rescue to recovery.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Surfside officials announce rescue is now a recovery effort
3 years ago

Mayor of Surfside 2 weeks after deadly building collapse

With 36 people confirmed dead with 109 missing, Mayor Charles Burkett updates us on Elsa’s impact on the search and more details surrounding this tragedy in his community.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Mayor of Surfside 2 weeks after deadly building collapse
3 years ago

Race against time for search and rescue at Surfside condo

Officials said they aren't seeing many positive signs in the wreckage as Elsa approaches the site of the Surfside tower collapse.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Race against time for search and rescue at Surfside condo
3 years ago

Emails suggest slow response to repair plans in the weeks before Surfside collapse

Surfside condo board members and town officials grappled with issues related to the building's 40-year recertification in the days before its collapse, emails show.
3 years ago
Search and rescue personnel work at the site of a collapsed Florida condominium complex in Surfside, Miami, July 2, 2021.
3 years ago

Surfside collapse raises safety concerns in nearby buildings

The Champlain Towers South collapse prompted safety reviews of other buildings in the region. Sonia Bortolin, who lives in Crestview Towers a few miles north, was ordered to evacuate last week.
3 years ago
VIDEO:  Surfside collapse raises safety concerns in nearby buildings
3 years ago

Surfside official death toll rises to 36 ahead of storm

Tropical Storm Elsa drenched Key West, Florida, Tuesday morning and may strengthen during the day as it nears Tampa Bay. Rescuers in Miami are still searching for Surfside victims in rain and wind.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Surfside official death toll rises to 36 ahead of storm
3 years ago

Officials: At least 32 dead, 113 unaccounted for in Surfside collapse

The mayor of Miami-Dade County says officials can only confirm about 70 of the 113 unaccounted for were in the building at the time of the collapse.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Officials: At least 32 dead, 113 unaccounted for in Surfside collapse