Frustrating Wait For Families Who Have Loved Ones Who Lived In Surfside Condo That Collapsed – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It’s an excruciating wait for families at the Grand Beach Hotel Reunion Center as they desperately seek news of loved ones living in the collapsed Surfside apartment.
They gave DNA samples to identify the bodies or remains found in the rubble.
They gave DNA samples
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Some want to go to the crime scene to help find it, but that was deemed too dangerous. Others just want to be around where rescuers look for family or friends.
“We are working on a plan to give family members the opportunity to be there and hold their families vigil,” said Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava.
A search team from Israel is expected on Sunday.
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The Israeli defense sends the team. This came after talks between Governor Ron DeSantis, the Israeli Prime Minister and the Israeli Defense Minister.
The team said they were ready to respond, act, and help. They said every effort would be made to save lives and support the Jewish community and their friends in the United States.
DeSantis said he appreciated the help.
According to The Times of Israel, 20 people with Israeli citizenship were said to be missing when the Surfside apartment collapsed.
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While the area is home to people of diverse demographics, this particular neighborhood has a large Orthodox Jewish community.