Champlain tower collapse

CHAMPLAIN TOWER: Demolition Tonight, Shelter In Place Encouraged


Remains of building to be knocked down overnight, bodies still inside.

Demolition of Champlain Tower will occur early Monday morning. (Courtesy Miami-Dade Fire Rescue).


SURFSIDE, FL ( (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The demolition of Champlain Tower South will happen just past midnight, as July 5th gets underway.

Area residents are being told to shelter in place or get out of the area and stay away.

Here is the official announcement from Miami-Dade Police:

“The demolition of Champlain Towers South will take place tonight between 10:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.

We urge residents who live in the Shelter in Place Zone – between 86th St and 89th St and Abbott Ave and the shoreline – to stay indoors effective immediately.”

Demolition zone, courtesy Miami-Dade police.

More than 100 people are still missing, and presumed to be in the remains of the destruction.

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