6 weeks after Surfside collapse, Broward mayor assembles committee to address county’s aging condos

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Six weeks after a 12-story condo collapsed in Surfside, Broward County Mayor Steve Geller has assembled a committee to address aging buildings in the county.

The mayor held the committee’s first meeting on Monday.

“Broward County has many aging condominiums, including on the ocean, and we want to discuss broad issues to ensure that the tragedy in Surfside doesn’t occur again,” he said.

Ninety-eight people died in the June 24 collapse. The cause remains under investigation, but corrosion issues were first reported in 2018.

Geller said the tragedy will likely change laws.

“I’m expecting building codes will be revamped, particularly in the coastal areas,” he said.

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