Mississippi, Texas and Ohio move to limit abortion as part of coronavirus response March Abbott in late March had ordered all procedures that weren't medically necessary to be postponed, and Texas' attorney general clarified that the rule included abortions that were "not medically necessary to preserve the life or health of the mother.
The 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals this week upheld the original order and ruled it included abortion. Abortion providers sought an injunction. Read More. As the second executive order took effect, abortion providers said they meet its criteria, and the attorney general's office did not dispute that in a court filing Wednesday. Search and rescue efforts are continuing in Surfside following the building collapse 12 days ago.
At least 27 people are dead and people are still unaccounted for. The number of deceased now stands at Remember: Surfside is no longer in Elsa's forecast cone, but the area could still receive some rain from the storm. Showers, thunderstorms and gusty winds are possible starting tonight, officials said.
The portion of the building that was still standing was demolished Sunday night around p. Later on Monday, Daniella Levine Cava, Miami-Dade County mayor, told reporters that work commenced on the pile around midnight and search and rescue efforts fully resumed around 1 a. ET Monday morning. The mayor toured the site this morning and said work continues. The Director of the Miami-Dade Police Department, Alfredo Ramirez, said his teams are still largely focused on the recovery of family members and the preservation of evidence.
When asked about a possible design flaw in the building, Ramirez said it was too early to discuss. Surfside, Florida — where enormous search and rescue effort are underway in the wake of a building collapse — may experience showers, thunderstorms, and gusty winds as Tropical Storm Elsa moves north, National Weather Service meteorologist Robert Molleda said.
Surfside is no longer in Elsa's forecast cone, but the area could still receive some rain from the storm. The mayor said possible impacts from Tropical Storm Elsa and the instability of the remaining structure were the impetus for taking the building down. Levine Cava said search and rescue personnel are looking for voids and possible survivors. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said today that the demolition of the remaining part of the collapsed building in Surfside was a "good effort" and the "right thing to do" to help everyone move forward.
He said that while one of the concerns was the approaching storm , the other was the location of the remaining structure in relation to the site and the accessibility by the search and rescue teams. While Miami-Dade officials made the final call on the demolition plans, he said the state was fully supportive of them.
DeSantis added that the structure came down almost exactly as planned. He said that teams are making "a lot of progress" with the search efforts in that area. The governor said that there is good news with Tropical Storm Elsa in relation to Surfside since it seems to be moving a little further west of the area: Surfside is no longer in Elsa's forecast cone, but the area could still receive some rain from the storm.
DeSantis said he's likely to sign an updated executive order later today that will likely remove Miami-Dade County from the list of affected counties.