Before Building Collapse, $9 Million in Repairs Needed
At least five people were killed in the collapse.
This article was republished here with permission from The Associated Press, however it is no longer available to read on Snopes.com.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Nearly three years before an oceanfront building collapsed near Miami, an engineering firm estimated that major repairs the building needed would cost more than $9 million, according to newly released emails. The email from the firm of Morabito Consultants was among a series of documents released by the city of Surfside as rescue efforts continued at the site of the collapsed building, where more than 150 people remained unaccounted for.…