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A woman prays as rescue workers search the rubble at the site of a collapsed condo in Surfside, Fla. Photo: CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images

The victims of the collapsed Surfside residential building hail from around the world, the Associated Press reports.

The big picture: The residents of the 12-story Champlain Towers South reflected the international makeup of Miami.

Details: Israel is said to believe that up to 20 of the missing residents may have been citizens of that country, per AP.

  • 22 people from Argentina, Venezuela, Uruguay and Paraguay remain unaccounted for.
  • Search and rescue personnel from Israel and other countries have arrived and are assisting in the rescue and recovery efforts.

In a tweet Friday, Sen. Marco Rubio said that he and local authorities have helped family members from over a "dozen countries" get visas to travel to South Florida.

A tweet previously embedded here has been deleted or was tweeted from an account that has been suspended or deleted.

Go deeper: Death toll reaches 9 from Florida condo collapse, 156 people missing

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The Latino pain of Sept. 11

A Mexican American woman listens to a prayer in Los Angeles for immigrant workers who died at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11. Photo: Lucy Nicholson/AFP via Getty Images

Around 250 Latinos were killed during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, including some undocumented immigrants from Latin America whose families faced daunting tasks to prove they even existed.

Why it matters: As the nation prepares to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11, advocates are working to memorialize the toll the attacks had on Latinos, whose sacrifices that day are often overlooked.

"Atmospheric river" to whiplash Northern California from drought to flood

A map depicting 24-hour preciptation forecast (inches) ending Monday at 5a.m. local time. Photo: NOAA

A series of powerful "atmospheric river" storms are set dump historic amounts of rainfall across parts of drought-stricken California and the Pacific Northwest from this weekend, forecasters warn.

Why it matters: A strong atmospheric river, packing large amounts of moisture, is predicted to whiplash Northern California from drought to flood.

10,000 trees near giant sequoia groves to be removed after fires

A firefighter looks up at a giant sequoia tree after fire burned through the Sequoia National Forest near California Hot Springs, California, on Sept. 23. Photo: Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images

"Upwards of" 10,000 trees near giant sequoia groves have been "weakened by drought, disease, age, and/or fire" and must be removed in the wake of California's wildfires, the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks announced.

Why it matters: The damage to these trees, considered "national treasures," and work to remove them means a nearby key highway must remain closed to visitors as they have "the potential to strike people, cars, other structures, or create barriers to emergency response services," per a statement from the national parks.