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Workers prepare the remaining part of the partially collapsed 12-story Champlain Towers South condo building for a controlled demolition on Sundayin Surfside, Florida. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Crews were preparing for the controlled demolition of the remaining portion of the partially collapsed condo building in Surfside, Florida, on Sunday evening.

The latest: Miami-Dade officials told a news conference crews will aim to bring down the building between 10 p.m. Sunday and 3 a.m. Monday, ahead of the expected arrival of Tropical Storm Elsa.

The big picture: The search stopped about 4 p.m. on Saturday, according to Miami-Dade Assistant Fire Chief Raide Jadallah.

  • "Within a matter of minutes...[rescue workers] will be back on the scene," said Kevin Guthrie, head of emergency management for Florida, according to the Miami Herald.
  • Elsa was tracking toward South Florida on Monday with both heavy rain and sustained winds of 60 mph, CNN reported on Sunday.
  • So far, 24 people have been killed and 124 remain unaccounted for, Cava said on Saturday, according to AP.

Go deeper: Remembering the victims of the Surfside condo collapse

Editor's note: This article has been updated with more details, including on the scheduled time of the demolition.

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Updated Sep 14, 2021 - Science

Hurricane Nicholas makes landfall in Texas

Weather conditions are seen in Galveston, Texas, ahead of Hurricane Nicholas. Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images

Hurricane Nicholas made landfall near Sargent Beach, Texas, Tuesday morning — threatening to bring up to 18 inches of rainfall and flooding to parts of the state and Louisiana, per the National Hurricane Center.

What's happening: Heavy rains, high winds and "dangerous" storm surges were ongoing, said the NHC, confirming just before 2am that the Category 1 hurricane had hit the state. Nearly 200,000 customers had lost power in Texas by 3:30am, per the utility tracking site poweroutage.us.

Special Envoy for Haiti resigns over deportation of migrants and asylum-seekers

Daniel Foote testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on May 26, 2016. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The Special Envoy for Haiti on Wednesday resigned from his position, writing in his resignation letter obtained by PBS that he "will not be associated with the United States inhumane, counterproductive decision to deport thousands of Haitian refugees."

Why it matters: Ambassador Daniel Foote's resignation comes amid heightened anger over the treatment of Haitian migrants and asylum-seekers living in a temporary encampment in Del Rio, Texas — especially after images surfaced of Border Patrol agents whipping at the migrants from horseback.

First-time homebuyers shrink as prices spike

Data: National Association of Realtors; Chart: Axios Visuals

Home sales cooled as prices continued to heat up in August.

Driving the news: The share of first-time existing homebuyers (29%) last month was the smallest in two years, according to new data from the National Association of Realtors.