(OPINION) Michael Snyder – The great tragedy that we just witnessed in Florida has shocked the entire nation, and it should be a major wake-up call for all of us. Our nation really is literally falling apart right in front of our eyes.
Just a few short months ago, at least 151 people died during a catastrophic failure of the power grid in Texas. Thousands of water pipes burst, and billions of dollars worth of damage were done. But most people that don’t live in Texas soon forgot all about that, and now we have another spectacular example of the rapid deterioration of the once beautiful cities than previous generations handed down to us.
According to the latest report that I have seen, nearly 100 people are still missing, and officials say that they are hearing “sounds like banging” coming from the wreckage Miami-Dade fire officials said rescuers have heard “what sounds like banging” from within the rubble, but no voices, as they continue to search for survivors of the Champlain Towers South collapse. Thirty-seven people have been pulled from the structure so far, and the portions of the building that did not collapse have been evacuated.
At least 99 people remain unaccounted for. Hopefully, anyone that is still alive underneath all of that rubble will soon be rescued. What makes this tragedy much worse is that it could have been prevented. According to USA Today, a study that was conducted last year discovered that this particular building had been “sinking at an alarming rate” since the 90s…
A Florida high rise that collapsed early Thursday was determined to be unstable a year ago, according to a researcher at Florida International University. The building, which was constructed in 1981, has been sinking at an alarming rate since the 1990s, according to a 2020 study conducted by Shimon Wdowinski, a professor in the Department of Earth and Environment. So they knew that this was probably going to happen, and they did nothing to stop it.
They also know that our entire economy is heading for a massive implosion, and they aren’t doing anything to stop that from happening either. I have been writing about America’s crumbling infrastructure for many years, and now we have gotten to a point where horrible “accidents” are occurring all around us on a regular basis. Prior to the tragedy in Florida, the sudden collapse of a bridge in Washington D.C. was making headlines all over the nation…
SIX people have been injured after a bridge in Washington DC collapsed, reports say. Shocking pictures show that the Kenilworth bridge caved in over a highway, halting dozens of cars. Five people were rushed to hospital and six people in total were hurt, cops said during an afternoon press conference. If you are not familiar with that disaster, you can see footage of the aftermath right here. FULL REPORT