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5 months 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.
5 months ago
'I feel like I left them behind': Surfside building collapse survivor
5 months ago

First lady 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.
5 months ago
Jill Biden grieves with Surfside families on 1-year anniversary of collapse
5 months ago

'Totally devastated': 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.
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Families remain heartbroken 1 year after Surfside condo collapse
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1 year after Surfside collapse, local officials still working to ensure buildings are safe

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.
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1 year after Surfside collapse, local officials still working on building safety
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Families remain heartbroken 1 year after Surfside condo collapse
6 months 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.
6 months ago
A year after Surfside condo collapse, investigators still don't know the exact cause
6 months ago

Total Surfside building collapse settlement now tops $1 billion

The settlement for victims of the catastrophic collapse is now $1,004,600,000.
6 months ago
Total Surfside building collapse settlement now tops $1 billion
7 months ago

Nearly $1B settlement announced in deadly Surfside condo collapse

Nearly 100 people were killed when the building collapsed last June.
7 months ago
Nearly $1B settlement announced in deadly Surfside condo collapse
7 months ago

Nearly $1 billion settlement reached in Surfside building collapse

A $997 million settlement in the Surfside building collapse was announced Wednesday afternoon.
7 months ago
Nearly $1 billion settlement reached in Surfside building collapse
9 months ago

Tentative settlement reached in Surfside building collapse

A final approval hearing will be held on March 30.
9 months ago
Tentative settlement reached in Surfside building collapse
1 year ago

Surfside tragedy

Surfside, Florida, Congress woman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz on marking 3-month anniversary of condo collapse.
1 year ago
Surfside tragedy
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Helping those who responded to the Surfside condo collapse
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Body camera shows initial response after Surfside building collapse
1 year ago

Newly released body cam 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.
1 year ago
Newly released footage shows chaos, shock minutes after Surfside building collapse
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Newly released video shows chaotic moments after Surfside condo collapse
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Final Surfside building collapse victim is identified
1 year 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.
1 year ago
What we know about the victims of the Surfside building collapse
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Firefighters return home a month after Surfside collapse
1 year 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.
1 year ago
911 calls from condo collapse reveal residents’ terror
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Chilling 911 calls released from Surfside condo collapse
1 year ago

911 calls from Surfside residents convey panic, disbelief in wake of collapse

911 calls from Surfside residents convey panic and disbelief in wake of the condo building's partial collapse last month.
1 year ago
'You gotta get us out of here': Surfside 911 calls convey panic, disbelief
1 year 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.
1 year ago
911 calls released in Surfside condo collapse
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Surfside building collapse latest: Death toll rises to 94
1 year 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.
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Collapsed Surfside building needed repairs in 1996
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Documents show garage ceilings of Surfside building were problematic as early as 1996
1 year 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.
1 year ago
At least 94 bodies recovered from Surfside condo collapse
1 year ago

Miami-Dade County 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.
1 year ago
Florida official tests positive for COVID-19, raising concern about Surfside site
1 year 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.
1 year ago
90 confirmed dead in Surfside collapse
1 year ago

Officials give latest update on Surfside recovery

There are now 211 people accounted for and 86 confirmed dead.
1 year ago
Officials give latest update on Surfside recovery
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Surfside building collapse death toll rises to 86
1 year ago

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

Officials said that 62 people are still unaccounted for.
1 year ago
Death toll rises to 78 after 14 more bodies recovered in Surfside building collapse
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Emotional moments from Surfside building collapse
1 year ago

Surfside survivor recalls harrowing escape from collapsed building

On June 24, Zulia Taub watched her life crumble to the ground.
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Surfside survivor recalls harrowing escape from collapsed building
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Recovery crews at Surfside building collapse find 4 more bodies
1 year 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.
1 year ago
At least 60 dead, 80 still unaccounted for two weeks after Surfside collapse
1 year ago

Surfside building collapse: Search and rescue shifts to recovery mission as 86 remain unaccounted for

At least 54 people have been confirmed dead since a 12-story residential building partially collapsed in Florida last month, officials said Wednesday.
1 year ago
Surfside building collapse: Search and rescue shifts to recovery mission
1 year ago

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

Officials say that 80 are still unaccounted for.
1 year ago
Death toll rises to 60 after more bodies recovered in Surfside building collapse
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Surfside rescue mission officially pivots to ‘recovery’
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Surfside building collapse now a recovery mission
1 year ago

Surfside officials announce rescue is now a recovery effort

Officials made the difficult decision to transition operations from search and rescue to recovery.
1 year ago
Surfside officials announce rescue is now a recovery effort
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Mayor of Surfside 2 weeks after deadly building collapse
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Race against time for search and rescue at Surfside condo
1 year ago

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

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.
1 year ago
Emails suggest slow response to repair plans in the weeks before Surfside collapse
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Surfside collapse raises safety concerns in nearby buildings
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Surfside official death toll rises to 36 ahead of storm
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Officials: At least 32 dead, 113 unaccounted for in Surfside collapse
1 year ago

4 more bodies found in Surfside building collapse

At least 32 are dead and 113 remain unaccounted for as recovery efforts continue, officials said.
1 year ago
4 more bodies found in Surfside building collapse
1 year ago

Surfside building collapse: Death toll rises to 24 as search effort pauses during demolition prep

At least 24 people have been confirmed dead and 121 others remain unaccounted for since a 12-story residential building partially collapsed in Florida last week.
1 year ago
Surfside building collapse: Search effort pauses for demolition prep
1 year ago

Search efforts resume in Surfside, Florida

Crews demolished part of the standing Champlain Towers South on Sunday night in a controlled explosion, which allowed officials to search and access other areas safely.
1 year ago
Search efforts resume in Surfside, Florida
1 year ago

Another victim found at site of Florida building collapse

The total number of confirmed dead stands at 28 while rescue crews continue searching the rubble as Tropical Storm Elsa moves closer to Florida.
1 year ago
Another victim found at site of Florida building collapse