Officials in Florida have made the devastating decision to turn the Surfside condo collapse operation into a recovery mission. Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava made the announcement yesterday.
She also said eight more bodies have been recovered, bringing the total so far to 54 dead. That leaves the total of the unaccounted for at 86. The assistant Miami-Dade fire chief said after concluding that there was “no chance of life,” their sole responsibility at this point is to bring closure to those who lost a loved one.
With the shift in focus breaking the hearts of everyone on the scene, crews requested a pause for a moment of silence when the transition happened last night – about 7:15 local time.