Surfside, Florida, Mayor Charles Burkett said there are “waves of men and women” involved in the search and rescue effort of the collapsed building.
“I was told there’s about 100 people on the pile right now, with hundreds waiting standing by to get up there as those men and women tire out. So, I'm not too concerned about the manpower issue. I just want to be able to keep working,” he said.
Burkett also said there is now concern about some falling debris at the site.
“Overnight, they did have some stuff falling down from the building that's still standing. And that's going to have to be addressed. I understand from my discussions over the past few days that they will address that, they will have to pick those pieces off, tie them to the crane, cut the steel, and remove them so it's safe for the workers to get down in there,” he said.
Burkett said he cannot comment right now on any additional victims found out of respect for the families but will give an update later in the morning.