least 159 missing after partial building collapse near Miami

Photos of missing residents are posted at a makeshift memorial at the site of a collapsed building in Surfside, Florida, north of Miami Beach,on June 26, 2021. - An engineer warned of "major structural damage" at a Florida apartment building three years before it partially collapsed, a report said June 26, as rescuers raced to find 159 people still unaccounted for in the mountain of debris. Four people have been confirmed dead after the 12-story oceanfront building in Surfside pancaked as residents slept inside in the early hours of June 24. (Photo by Andrea SARCOS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREA SARCOS/AFP via Getty Images)

Tributes continue near the condo building site as loved ones wait for news

Now Playing Miami building collapse rescuers race to find survivors

At least 159 missing after partial building collapse near Miami

By Fernando Alfonso III, Maureen Chowdhury and Zamira Rahim, CNN

Updated 2:57 PM ET, Sat June 26, 2021

Tributes continue near the condo building site as loved ones wait for news

As scores of family members wait to hear about their missing loved ones following the partial building collapse in Surfside, supporters continue to gather around the site to help any way they can.

Here’s a look at those efforts:

Here’s how you can help Surfside building collapse victims

Rescue workers are digging through rubble and debris looking for signs of life after Thursday morning’s building collapse in the town of Surfside, just north of Miami, Florida.

Around 1:30 a.m., an estimated 55 condominiums fell to the ground, most of them with residents asleep inside.

As families wait in agony for updates on missing loved ones, there are ways you can ensure they don’t face this situation alone. Organizations are on the ground to help.

Here is how you can support them, even from miles away. To donate to some of the organizations featured, click here:

  • Direct Relief has teamed up with the NBA’s Miami Heat to collect donations helping provide healthcare for survivors and equipment for first responders.
  • Greater Miami Jewish Federation is accepting donations to help provide spiritual support and crisis counseling.
  • Miami-Dade Fire Rescue is responding to the crisis. To report missing loved ones, call 305-614-1819. You can also file an online missing persons report. Residents who live within the partially collapsed tower are asked to fill out this wellness check form. For free bilingual emotional support, call 833-848-1762.
  • World Central Kitchen is serving hot meals to the Surfside community to make sure displaced residents and rescue crews are fed as they face the unexpected.

Daughter of missing parents calls the tragedy at Surfside “horrific and bizarre”

Gil Guerra and his wife Betty Guerra lived on the ninth floor of the Surfside, Florida, condominium building that partially collapsed on Thursday, his daughter told CNN.

Michelle Guerra said that they haven’t gotten any word on her dad and stepmom since the collapse.

“We’re doing our best to stay hopeful. That’s what they would want,” she said over Facebook Messenger on Saturday. “This is all so horrific and bizarre. They are both such caring, hardworking people. They only got married late 2017 and have been living it up like two teenagers in love, traveling the world and eating all they can together.

They lived a full time together,” she said.

Guerra said they were in the process of moving out of their home and had just gotten furniture at their new apartment on Monday.

The couple were renting and she said the owner was in the process of selling the unit.

Guerra said she last spoke to her dad on Father’s Day and saw him in person on May 16 at her nephew’s first birthday party.

Son of missing woman: “I just want my mom back”

Source: CNN


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