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June 29, 2022, 5:36 AM

'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.
June 29, 2022, 5:36 AM
'I feel like I left them behind': Surfside building collapse survivor
June 24, 2022, 9:48 PM

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.
June 24, 2022, 9:48 PM
Jill Biden grieves with Surfside families on 1-year anniversary of collapse
June 24, 2022, 2:34 PM

'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.
June 24, 2022, 2:34 PM
Families remain heartbroken 1 year after Surfside condo collapse
June 24, 2022, 1:45 PM

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.
June 24, 2022, 1:45 PM
1 year after Surfside collapse, local officials still working on building safety
June 24, 2022, 12:26 PM

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.
June 24, 2022, 12:26 PM
Families remain heartbroken 1 year after Surfside condo collapse
June 15, 2022, 5:00 PM

Florida building collapse probe to begin structural testing

The federal investigation into the deadly collapse of a Florida beachfront condominium building is entering a new phase that involves cutting and drilling into concrete and steel to determine what role they played
June 15, 2022, 5:00 PM
Florida building collapse probe to begin structural testing
June 13, 2022, 4:10 PM

Attorneys in Florida condo collapse seek about $100M in fees

Attorneys who worked to secure settlements topping $1 billion in the collapse of a beachfront Florida condominium building in which 98 people died are requesting about $100 million in fees and costs
June 13, 2022, 4:10 PM
Attorneys in Florida condo collapse seek about $100M in fees
June 11, 2022, 12:15 AM

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.
June 11, 2022, 12:15 AM
A year after Surfside condo collapse, investigators still don't know the exact cause
1 month ago

Judge gives initial OK to $1B deal in Florida condo collapse

A Florida judge has given initial approval to a settlement of more than $1 billion to families who lost loved ones in the collapse last year of a Florida beachfront condominium building in which 98 people died
1 month ago
Judge gives initial OK to $1B deal in Florida condo collapse
1 month ago

Florida passes condominium safety bill in wake of Surfside

A bill has been sent to Florida's governor that would require statewide recertification of condominiums over three stories tall, in response to the Surfside building collapse that killed 98 people
1 month ago
Florida passes condominium safety bill in wake of Surfside
1 month ago

Total Surfside building collapse settlement now tops $1 billion

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

Surfside families still want answers despite settlement

Family members of some of the 98 people killed in a Florida condominium collapse last June say they are too deep in mourning to contemplate the nearly $1 billion settlement their attorneys negotiated on their behalf
2 months ago
Surfside families still want answers despite settlement
2 months ago

Nearly $1B settlement announced in deadly Surfside condo collapse

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

Nearly $1 billion settlement reached in Surfside building collapse

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

Tentative settlement reached in Surfside building collapse

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

Emerging deal would split $83M for condo collapse losses

A tentative deal was announced Friday that would pay $83 million to people who lost condominium units and personal property in the collapse of a Florida building that killed 98 people
5 months ago
Emerging deal would split $83M for condo collapse losses
6 months ago

March 2023 trial set for Florida condo collapse lawsuits

A major lawsuit in the collapse of a Florida beachfront condominium that killed 98 people will go to trial in March 2023
6 months ago
March 2023 trial set for Florida condo collapse lawsuits
7 months ago

Florida condos should have frequent inspections, panel says

A Florida grand jury has issued a lengthy list of recommendations aimed at preventing another condominium collapse like the one that killed 98 people in June
7 months ago
7 months ago

Summer lawsuit trial seen in deadly Florida condo collapse

A Miami judge says a summer trial is likely for lawsuits seeking millions of dollars in damages from the collapse of a Florida beachfront condominium that killed 98 people
7 months ago
8 months ago

Lawsuit: Florida condo collapse triggered by building work

A new lawsuit contends that construction of a luxury building next door triggered the collapse of an already fragile Florida condominium that killed 98 people in June
8 months ago
8 months ago

From ground to sky, US condo collapse probe gaining steam

From the soils underground to eyes in the sky, officials say the federal probe into the deadly collapse of a Florida condominium building is gaining steam but is far from completion
8 months ago
9 months ago

Judge: Mediator will sort claims in Florida condo collapse

A judge says a mediator will be named to sort through claims arising from the collapse of a Florida condominium that killed 98 people
9 months ago
9 months ago

Recovered items will be returned to condo collapse victims

Personal property recovered from the destroyed units of a South Florida condo building that collapsed will be divided into two categories: soft items and hard items
9 months ago
9 months ago

Surfside tragedy

Surfside, Florida, Congress woman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz on marking 3-month anniversary of condo collapse.
9 months ago
Surfside tragedy
10 months ago

Surfside land swap for Florida condo collapse site rejected

Commissioners in Surfside, Florida, have rejected a proposal to trade public land to the eventual buyer of the condominium collapse site
10 months ago
10 months ago

4th person accused of stealing IDs from Surfside victims

Authorities say a fourth person has been accused of stealing the identities of victims in the South Florida condominium collapse that killed 98 people
10 months ago
4th person accused of stealing IDs from Surfide victims
10 months ago

Officials: 3 arrests made in condo collapse victim ID thefts

Prosecutors say three people have been arrested on charges involving the theft of the identities of some of the victims of June’s deadly South Florida condominium collapse
10 months ago
10 months ago

Museum preserves memorial wall for building collapse victims

Officials with a South Florida museum are collecting the photos, notes and other personal items that make up a memorial wall near the site of the deadly building collapse that killed 98 people
10 months ago
10 months ago

Report: Evidence of extensive corrosion in collapsed condo

Video released by a team of federal investigators shows evidence of corrosion.
10 months ago
Report: Evidence of extensive corrosion in collapsed condo
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

Bidder offers up to $120 million for collapsed condo site

A private bidder is willing to offering up to $120 million to purchase the Miami-area oceanfront property where the collapsed Champlain Towers South building once stood
1 year ago
1 year ago

Miami orders residents to evacuate 8-story condo building

Another South Florida condo building is being evacuated six weeks after the collapse of a Surfside condominium
1 year ago
1 year ago

Judge: Preserving evidence key to Florida collapse probe

A judge says preserving the evidence is critical to understanding why a Florida oceanfront condominium collapsed and to protecting the legal rights of victims and others
1 year ago
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

Family: Last victim ID'd in Florida condo building collapse

A relative says the last victim of the Florida building collapse has been identified
1 year ago
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

Search for bodies concludes at Florida condo collapse site

Firefighters have officially ended their search for bodies in the debris of the collapsed Surfside condo building
1 year ago
Firefighters officially end search in Florida condo collapse
1 year ago

Judge: $150M initially for victims in Florida condo collapse

A judge says victims and families who suffered losses in the collapse of a 12-story oceanfront Florida condominium will get a minimum of $150 million in compensation initially
1 year ago
1 year ago

Judge: All options on table for site of collapsed building

A South Florida judge says all options remain on the table as a decision is made over what to do with the property where a 12-story condominium tower collapsed last month
1 year ago
Recovery effort at Surfside building collapse could end soon
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.
1 year ago
Collapsed Surfside building needed repairs in 1996
1 year ago
Documents show garage ceilings of Surfside building were problematic as early as 1996