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  • The storm underwent rapid intensification on Friday, becoming a hurricane early in the morning
  • The storm weakened the next day after peaking in strength
  • A state of emergency has already been declared by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

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The collapsed building is called Champlain Towers. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • 117 people remained missing after the 12-story Champlain Towers South crumbled over a week ago
  • Authorities had halted work at the site because of the threat from the unstable structure
  • The imminent arrival of Tropical Storm Elsa forced authorities to accelerate the demolition 

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Rescuers inspect the balconies of the partially collapsed 12-story Champlain Towers South condominium building Florida. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • The demolition of the collapsed condo has been moved ahead in wake of Storm Elsa
  • 24 people have been killed in the Surfside, Florida apartment block collapse
  • The unstable remains of the block pose a threat to search and rescue teams still at the scene

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Hurricane Elsa is being tracked by the United States National Hurricane Center. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Elsa is raging in the Caribbean and south eastern coast of US
  • The storm has been tagged as a Category-I hurricane
  • Miami-Dade mayor has directed the demolition of the building which remains half-erect