Important Information for the Surfside Building Collapse in Miami-Dade County

  • Public Notice FEMA 3560-EM-FL

  • Executive Order 21-148 declaring a State of Emergency in Miami-Dade County

  • Emergency Declaration Request for the Surfside Building Collapse

  • Notification of Emergency Declaration for the Surfside Building Collapse

    • At the request of Governor Ron DeSantis, President Joe Biden has directed FEMA to approve an Emergency Declaration for the Surfside Building Collapse in Miami-Dade County occurring on June 24, 2021. This declaration includes Categories A and B assistance for debris removal and emergency protective measures, as well as Individual Assistance for displaced individuals without insurance coverage.

  • FDEM Emergency Order 21-004 waiving certain requirements that pertain to the Florida Housing Finance Corporation’s affordable housing programs, making additional housing units available for individuals impacted by the collapse

Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrative Declaration Request to provide disaster loans to individuals and businesses impacted by the Surfside Building Collapse

Resources for Impacted Individuals

Surfside Family Assistance (miamidade.gov)

Family Reunification

  • Visit the primary location of the Family Reunification Center at 9301 Collins Avenue, Surfside, FL 33154.

  • The secondary, overflow Reunification Center is located in the Grand Beach Hotel at 9449 Collins Ave, Surfside, FL 33154.

  • Individuals who have loved ones that are unaccounted for, or are safe, can also call the reunification hotline at 305-614-1819.

Alert System

A centralized alert system has been created to provide updates and access to resources for families and individuals who have been displaced due to the Surfside Building Collapse.
 

  • Register at SurfsideFamilies.com or call 833-930-3701.

  • Agents are available in English and Spanish and will contact individuals who have registered with the alert system.


Local Officials

Get up-to-date information from local officials responding on-scene.


Accommodations for Loved Ones

  • Expedia

    • Expedia, in partnership with Visit Florida, has launched an emergency accommodations page for the victims of the Surfside building collapse.


Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

  • The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved an Administrative Declaration for Miami-Dade, Broward, Collier and Monroe counties, which provides Economic Injury Disaster Loans, Business Physical Disaster Loans and Home Disaster Loans to eligible individuals and businesses impacted by the Surfside Building Collapse. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application through the SBA's secure website at SBA.gov

  • At the direction of Governor DeSantis, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has activated the Business Damage Assessment Survey to gather information on how the partial collapse of the condo complex in Surfside has impacted the local community to ensure proper resources are available for response and recovery for the Surfside community.

    • For additional assistance, call 850-815-4925.

Volunteer Organizations

Volunteer Florida partners and local organizations in the Miami-Dade Area are already on the ground providing services directly to individuals affected by the Surfside Building Collapse.

These organizations and services include:

  • Local organizations, including: The Miami Foundation, The Coral Gables Community Foundation, The Miami Heat Foundation and The Key Biscayne Foundation are accepting monetary donations to directly support affected individuals through a collaboratively launched hardship fund.

  • Neighbors4Neighbors

    • In collaboration with the City of Surfside and Miami-Dade’s long-term disaster recovery group F.R.I.E.N.D. (Florida Regional Interfaith/Inter-Agency Emergency Network for Disasters), Neighbors4Neighbors has launched the Surfside Building Collapse Fund with the goal of assisting victims and their families with unforeseen costs and those not covered by insurance.

  • The Shul Jewish Community Center

    • In response to the partial building collapse in Surfside, The Shul of Bal Harbour has created a central fund to be dispersed as needed directly to the victims and families.

  • United Way of Miami

    • To support and assist affected families with their short and long-term needs created by this unexpected tragedy, please make a donation to Operation Helping Hands at the above link.

    • To join emergency response volunteers who are available to be deployed if needed, register at VolunteerMiami.org.

  • Other organizations coordinating volunteer responses include:

    • The Salvation Army

    • Hope Animal Crisis Response

    • Jewish Community Services

    • UMCOR

    • Latter Day Saints

    • Catholic Charities

Mental Health Resources

  • Surfside Strength

    • Emotional support and assistance for Surfside Building Collapse survivors, families and first responders

  • Emotional Support Hotline

Information for Volunteers

  • Volunteers should never self-deploy. This may:

    • Cause logistical difficulties for government and voluntary organizations,

    • Increase work for first-responders or

    • Create additional risks if individuals do not have appropriate training.

  • “CASH, CONFIRM, CONNECT”: Floridians who would like to contribute to the recovery of the Surfside Building Collapse should adhere to this guidance.

    • Cash: Cash is the most flexible and effective form of donation. Two main funds have been launched by established, local organizations to receive monetary donations: SupportSurfside.org and Neighbors4Neighbors.org/SurfsideFund

    • Confirm: If not donating cash, individuals should confirm that there is a legitimate need before collecting items and material donations. We also encourage volunteers to affiliate with established organizations and ensure that they are needed before visiting impacted areas. 

    • Connect: Volunteers are a critical part of disaster response and recovery. Qualifying organizations and local Floridians can utilize Volunteer Connect for opportunities: VolunteerFlorida.org