Crews prepare for Surfside condo demolition

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Crews were preparing for the controlled demolition of the remaining portion of the partially collapsed condo building in Surfside, Florida, on Sunday evening.

The latest: Miami-Dade officials told a news conference crews will aim to bring down the building between 10 p.m. Sunday and 3 a.m. Monday, ahead of the expected arrival of Tropical Storm Elsa.

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The big picture: The search stopped about 4 p.m. on Saturday, according to Miami-Dade Assistant Fire Chief Raide Jadallah.

  • "Within a matter of minutes...[rescue workers] will be back on the scene," said Kevin Guthrie, head of emergency management for Florida, according to the Miami Herald.

  • Elsa was tracking toward South Florida on Monday with both heavy rain and sustained winds of 60 mph, CNN reported on Sunday.

  • So far, 24 people have been killed and 124 remain unaccounted for, Cava said on Saturday, according to AP.

Go deeper: Remembering the victims of the Surfside condo collapse

Editor's note: This article has been updated with more details, including on the scheduled time of the demolition.

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