FDP Statement on the Tragic Building Collapse in Surfside, and Continued Search and Rescue Efforts

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In response to the tragic building collapse of part of Champlain towers in Surfside, FL yesterday and the ongoing search and rescue efforts there, Florida Democratic Party Chair Manny Diaz released the following statement. 
“As the search and rescue efforts continue on for the 159 people still missing from the building collapse in Surfside, FL, our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of all of the victims and those impacted. We continue to hope for more miracles. 

“Additionally, we are so grateful for the compassionate and decisive leadership of Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, the support of all of the elected officials and community members who have stepped up to help those impacted by this tragedy. Furthermore, we are deeply thankful for the brave search and rescue teams that have been working through the night to find survivors, and the local journalists who have been working tirelessly to tell the story. 
“This is a truly unimaginable tragedy and a very difficult moment for our community, that will have ripple effects for many years to come. If you are able, please go to Supportsurfside.org to support those impacted” 

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