Submitted by ub on Thu, 06/24/2021 - 08:21

What else does USA Congress need to do for our American cities which are collapsing before our eyes for the whole world to see?

Infrastructure is the set of fundamental facilities and systems that support the sustainable functionality of households and firms. Serving a country, city, or another area, including the services and facilities necessary for its economy to function. 

Public safety officials are involved in search and rescue efforts in Miami Beach after a 12-story, oceanside condo building partially collapsed into a massive pile of rubble. Miami-Dade Rescue Fire Department has more than 80 teams, including technical rescue teams on the scene in Surfside, near North Miami Beach. Dozens are missing or unaccounted for.

The building is part of Champlain Towers, which is an oceanside condo that was built in 1981 consisting of more than 100 units. It is near my Godson's home, but thankfully he is safe and sound.

No further victims have been found at the scene of the partially collapsed condo in Surfside, Florida, the Mayor of Miami-Dade County says. At least 159 people remain unaccounted for and may be feared dead if they’re not rescued soon.

When I woke up the night before last to use the bathroom, I read the alarming news of the deadly building's Surfside collapse. The first person I thought of was Yoyi Jr. It was around 4A when I wrote to my Godson but did not hear back until my brother Jorge, his dad sent me a message after at 9A that Yoyi was fine. I had already written a blog entry and happily updated it. Hours later I was surprised and delighted to see Yoyi on CNN #LIVE This wake-up call underlines that all our family members should embrace our similarities and put aside our differences. Never shut out another member because of his or her viewpoints.

Thank you Lord for the gift of life and please allow our Soto - Polo Family to continue living and increasingly loving one another. Let us keep praying for the many brothers and sisters who are still missing and keep sending love to all those who are struggling due to this abhorrent tragedy.

WSVN TV7 News has obtained surveillance video of the moment the Champlain Towers South Condo collapsed in Surfside early this morning. According to a fire official, 35 people were pulled from the collapsed building. Search and rescue efforts ongoing.

It may be a good time to take a look at #USA condos to see how they are faring given the impact of the wear and tear as well as the weather on them and to confirm that proper building practices were followed. I had my condo checked a couple of years ago. NYC issued a summons o the owner on top of me who took down a wall without a permit or prior approval.. I hope and pray this does not happen here also.