Witnesses saw everything…
A witness took this video eight minutes before the condominium building collapsed in Surfside, Florida in Miami-Dade County. So, what happened that day? This story seems to have at least two sides.
NBC News shared part of the video on Thursday and we can see that the structural problems are really awkward. We can’t relate this to “climate changes.”
“A woman staying across the street from the Miami high-rise that partially collapsed last week took video minutes before the collapse appearing to show water leaking from the base of the building,” NBC reports.
“Roberto Castillero told NBC News that his wife took the video, which she later posted to TikTok with a caption in Spanish: ‘The basement was the first part to collapse,” the report said. “The video shows water streaming down from the garage at Champlain Towers South in Surfside.”
There are many complaints about “standing water” over the parking garage and pool leaks.
“But a trove of emails and documents released by Surfside revealed that residents and contractors had been raising concerns about the integrity of the building for years — specifically focusing on structural problems and leaks in the garage and pool area,” NBC reported.
“A commercial pool contractor who was inspecting the pool last week told the Miami Herald that there ‘was standing water all over the parking garage,’ and the biggest puddle of water was by parking spot 78, located under the pool deck, where a contractor in 2018 had reported there was ‘major structural damage’,” it continued.
The video came along a NBC report emphasizing delayed renovations.
“Engineering consultant Frank Morabito had been hired in 2018 to get a start on a 40-year recertification process, as is required under the Miami-Dade County building code. His report indicated that there was ‘abundant cracking’ and crumbling in the underground parking garage of the 12-story building,” NBC reported Thursday.
Numerous reports reveal the other side of the story.
“As rescue and recovery teams dig through the rubble of the collapsed condo building in Surfside, Florida, scientists and engineers are starting to consider what could have possibly caused the deadly tragedy,” CNN reported on Wednesday.
“Among a long list of hypotheses: climate change,” the report added. “Sea level rise, higher storm surges and more frequent high-tide flooding are deteriorating coastal infrastructure above and below ground.”
The CNN hedged on the hypothesis, revealing that is irrelevant whether or not the building’s collapse was triggered by “climate change.”
“At the very least, experts say even the possibility should be a wake-up call to vulnerable communities across the United States: Climate change isn’t a far-future threat; it’s happening now, and with potentially deadly consequences,” the report said.
“Climate change may not have caused this building collapse, but even so, climate change is a threat.”
CNN’s report isn’t the only one in the process.
“The shocking collapse of a 12-storey building in the Miami area last week has raised questions as to the role played by the climate crisis, and whether the severe vulnerability of south Florida to the rising seas may lead to the destabilization of further buildings in the future,” the Guardian said on Thursday.
Rolling Stone said the collapse was a sign of “climate dystopia.”
Watch the video on Rumble.