Charles Burkett, Mayor of the Surfside, Miami, said that the remainder of the collapsed condo could be taken down as early as Sunday due to hurricane concerns.

“The fear was that the hurricane may take down the building for us and take it down in the wrong direction, on top of the pile where we have victims,” Burkett said.

The mayor is referring to the latest threat from the Storm Elsa, which could arrive in Florida next week.

The search and rescue operation around the debris continued until 4 p.m. Saturday. The operation had to be paused due to the instability of the site as the storm approached.

The number of confirmed deaths is still at 24, while 121 people remained missing.

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