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A makeshift memorial is seen near the site of the collapsed residential building in Miami-Dade County on July 6, 2021. Photo: Monica McGivern/Xinhua via Getty Images

Rescue workers pulled 10 more bodies from the rubble of the Surfside condominium collapse on Wednesday, bringing the total death toll to 46, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said at a press briefing Wednesday.

The latest: 32 victims have been identified and next of kin have been notified, Levine Cava said.

  • "Our first responders have truly searched that pile every day since the collapse as if they’re searching for their own families," Levine Cava said, who spoke through tears as she communicated the death toll in Spanish.
  • Levine Cava said Wednesday that family members of victims in the collapse want to visit the site to be close to their relatives. "[We're] working very hard to make that happen," she said.

State of play: Authorities sounding increasingly grim on day 14 of rescue efforts, as 94 people remain missing.

  • "Right now, we’re in search and rescue mode," the county’s police director, Freddy Ramirez, said at a news conference Tuesday evening, AP reports.
  • "Our primary goal right now is to bring closure to the families," Ramirez added.

The outer bands of Tropical Storm Elsa has hindered search efforts, as heavy rain and wind have moved through the region.

  • The first funeral was held for victims of the June 24 tragedy on Tuesday. Lucia Guara, 10, and her 4-year-old sister, Emma, were buried in the same white coffin in a grave alongside their parents, Marcus and Ana Guara, WPLG reports.

Go deeper: Remembering the victims of the Surfside condo collapse

Editor's note: This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

Go deeper

Surfside search crews battle stormy weather as 1st funeral held for victims

Search and rescue teams continue to work in the rubble at the site of the collapsed Champlain Towers South condo in Surfside, Florida, on Tuesday evening. Photo: Eva Marie Uzcategui/AFP via Getty Images

Rescue crews were working into the night to search among the rubble of the collapsed condo in Surfside, Florida, as winds and rains from the outer bands of Tropical Storm Elsa lashed down. But officials said there was "no new signs of life," per AP.

The latest: The first funeral was held for victims of the June 24 tragedy. Lucia Guara, 10, and her 4-year-old sister, Emma, were buried in the same white coffin in a grave alongside their parents, Marcus andAna Guara, WPLG reports.

Tropical Storm Elsa takes aim at Tampa Bay

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency over the weekend for Tampa Bay and surrounding counties as Tropical Storm Elsa approaches the state.

State of play: Tampa Bay is officially under a tropical storm warning, and we're likely to feel Elsa's worst impact sometime Tuesday night.

Updated Jul 6, 2021 - Health

Surfside rescuers step up search as storm closes in

Rescue workers search the rubble of the Champlain Tower in Surfside, Florida, on July 5. Photo: Eva Marie Uzcategui Trinkl/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Florida rescuers were battling strong winds during their search through the rubble of the collapsed Surfside condo as Tropical Storm Elsa neared the state overnight, after finding four more bodies at the site Monday.

What's happening: Maggie Castro, a firefighter and paramedic with the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department, said: "We know that with every day that goes by, it is harder to see a miracle happening," per AP.