What We’ve Learned In The First 100 Hours Since The Surfside Condo Collapse

Susana Alvarez, a survivor of the condo collapse in Surfside, Florida, explained to NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro on Weekend Edition Sunday that residents were told in a late 2018 meeting that the building was safe — despite evidence it wasn’t.

NPR confirmed Alvarez’s account.

An engineering report issued five weeks before that meeting warned of “major structural damage” to the building that would require “extremely expensive” repairs.

Jenny Staletovich with member station WLRN reports on efforts by rescuers, which include Miami’s own world-renowned search and rescue team.

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