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Hurricanes May Strain Condo Collapse Rescue Efforts. Authorities Work To Split Resources

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MATIAS J. OCNER MOCNER@MIAMIHERALD.COM
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The Miami Herald
The South Florida Urban Search and Rescue team looks through rubble for survivors at the partially collapsed Champlain Towers South condo building in Surfside, Florida, on Monday, June 28, 2021.

With the possibility of a busy hurricane season, which has seen four named storms, and a massive rescue operation at the Surfside condominium collapse, rescue crews could be caught in the middle of two disasters.

Authorities have already begun requesting the necessary resources so that rescue crews are free and able to respond to a storm impact elsewhere in Florida.

Currently, every Florida Urban Search and Rescue Task Force is deployed to the collapse of the Champlain Towers South.

Read more from our news partner at The Miami Herald.