Surfside condo collapse death toll rises to 90 as Israeli team departs after sendoff

Miami-Dade County mayor says 71 of the 90 accounted victims' families have been notified

The Surfside building collapse death toll rose to 90 on Sunday, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava announced.

Seventy-one of the 90 victims have been identified, with notice given to their families, officials said, while 31 people remain unaccounted for.

"It's also important to stress as we have before that we can only, truly account for a missing person who is deceased once the identification is made," says Cava.

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After inclement weather paused recovery efforts Friday, first responders resumed on the following day. Cava praised Surfside's recovery team for assembling the largest non-hurricane response in the state's history.

On Saturday night, families of Surfside victims, along with first responders and members of the Israeli Defense Forces team assisting with the effort, joined together for a memorial walk on Collins Avenue. The walk commemorated, gave thanks and recognized "the enormous tragedy and extraordinary efforts" of all those who have worked together to contribute to rescue efforts.

Cava further emphasized the support of the Israeli team and presented keys to the county "in recognition of their unrelenting dedication and passionate service to our community" to the Israeli commander and colonel. The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue presented them with badges, as well.

The team departed Saturday and Sunday after a sendoff.

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Since June 24 the world has continued to mourn with Miami and the victims of the Surfside collapse. The recovery team has removed millions of pounds of concrete and debris since its collapse. 

A family's cat was found alive during recovery efforts last week after more than two weeks. 

Recovery efforts will continue until the 31 who remain unaccounted for are found.