Rescuers continue to dig and crawl through the rubble, searching for survivors over 24 hours after almost half a 12-story building crashed down in Surfside, Florida, not far from Miami.
As of this writing, there are 102 survivors. Three people are confirmed dead, but officials believe that number will climb because 99 people are still missing. Among the missing is a woman who used to live in Westchester County.
For all the news that the Hudson Valley is sharing make sure to follow Hudson Valley Post on Facebook, download the Hudson Valley Post Mobile App and sign up for the Hudson Valley Post Newsletter.
Judy Spiegel, who is originally from Plainview on Long Island, is among the missing. She also lived in Ardsley, according to public records.
“You know, we just want to be with our mom,” Rachel Spiegel, Judy’s daughter, told CBS. “What we’re hoping for is they’ll find her quickly and that she’s still alive.”
Judy and her husband lived on the sixth floor of the now-demolished Florida condo. Judy’s husband is safe. He was traveling in California at the time of the building collapse.
“She was the best, our best friend. I can’t live without her,” Josh Spiegel, Judy’s son, told CBS.
Engineers are investigating what caused the building to collapse, but say it could take years. Investigators are looking into a 2020 study that claimed the building was unstable and sinking at alarming rates since the 1990s.
LOOK: What are the odds that these 50 totally random events will happen to you?
Stacker took the guesswork out of 50 random events to determine just how likely they are to actually happen. They sourced their information from government statistics, scientific articles, and other primary documents. Keep reading to find out why expectant parents shouldn’t count on due dates — and why you should be more worried about dying on your birthday than living to 100 years old.
Why do cats have whiskers? Why do they meow? Why do they nap so much? And answers to 47 other kitty questions:
Why do they meow? Why do they nap so much? Why do they have whiskers? Cats, and their undeniably adorable babies known as kittens, are mysterious creatures. Their larger relatives, after all, are some of the most mystical and lethal animals on the planet. Many questions related to domestic felines, however, have perfectly logical answers. Here’s a look at some of the most common questions related to kittens and cats, and the answers cat lovers are looking for.