This morning, Governor
Full remarks regarding the current response from this morning's press conference are available here (https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=490850035306550&ref=watch_permalink). Vicegobernadora Jeanette Nunez tambien pronuncio comentarios en espanol. Los comentarios comienzan en 1:35.
There are currently more than 500 first responders and state workers on-site to support ongoing search and recovery efforts. State response efforts include:
* At the request of FDEM Director and State Coordinating Officer
* FDEM issued Emergency Order 21-004, which waives certain requirements that pertain to the
* The state has mental wellness teams and critical incident stress management resources on-site to support the mental health of USAR responders.
* The State Mental Health Coordinator is on-site and working with the
* FDOT personnel are on-site to assist with debris removal around-the-clock. As of today, more than 130 debris removal trucks have removed more than 1,300 tons of debris from the
* FDOT continues to fulfill resource requests by
* DCF has distributed more than
* DCF, in partnership with the local 211 provider
* FDOH activated the
* FDOH is supporting the request to activate the
* FDOH is coordinating with local partners on-site to assess and respond to any potential public health hazards.
* DEO announced that the
* DEO is working diligently with the SBA to provide additional resources for businesses impacted by the Surfside Building Collapse.
* DEO has a mobile unit on-scene in the
* DEO Secretary
* DEO also has a team located in the
* DEP issued an Emergency Final Order (EFO) waiving permitting requirements for the storage and processing of solid waste. The EFO also includes guidance for disaster debris and asbestos management to assist in ongoing rescue and recovery efforts.
* FLHSMV issued Emergency Order 062621, which waives replacement fees for driver license and identification credentials, vehicle registrations and titles, vessel registrations and titles and temporary parking permits for impacted individuals.
* FLHSMV is providing no-fee driver license and motor vehicles services to impacted individuals at the
* FDLE is ready to deploy resources to the
* FDLE is providing staffing at the
* FDLE agents and analysts are assisting with family reunification efforts and victim advocacy for survivors and their loved ones.
* DMS is procuring laundry services to provide for FDEM staff working on-site.
* DMS is coordinating with the state's Tenant Broker to locate a warehouse to store donations for individuals impacted by the Surfside Building Collapse.
* DMS is currently procuring commodities for debris removal from the site.
* The DBPR Condominium Ombudsman is available locally to provide assistance and resources for impacted individuals.
* Cash is the most flexible and effective form of donation. Two verified funds have been launched by established, local organizations to receive monetary donations: SupportSurfside.org and Neighbors4Neighbors.org/SurfsideFund.
* Volunteer Florida is on-site to assist in coordination of physical donations and resource management alongside local organizations actively meeting the needs of those displaced by the Surfside Building Collapse.
Previous state response efforts for the Surfside Building Collapse are available for:
* Sunday evening,
* Sunday morning,
Individuals with information about loved ones who are unaccounted for, or are safe, are encouraged to call the reunification hotline at (305) 614-1819.
Impacted individuals can register for updates and access to resources through a centralized alert system by visiting SurfsideFamilies.com or calling toll-free at (833) 930-3701. Agents are available in English and Spanish and will contact individuals who have registered with the alert system.
Impacted individuals are also encouraged to contact the following helpline services for immediate emotional support:
* Disaster Distress Helpline - (800) 985-5990
* State personnel remain on scene and will continue to provide assistance, as requested.