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On Thursday, President Biden is expected to visit Surfside, Florida, site of a massive operation to find victims of last week's partial condo building collapse. According to statements from officials a short time ago. The death toll remains at 11 about 150. People are still unaccounted for. Here's NPR's Jasmine guard. Government officials and rescue crews say they remain hopeful, citing past cases of earthquakes, where survivors have been found seven or eight days after the disaster crews on the ground have been working around the clock amidst daily thunderstorms and intense heat. Captain Adam Brown from Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, told NPR that the process is both a race for time and a delicate balancing act. Every time. We move something. Rock boulder, a piece of metal It changes the whole dynamic of the entire pile of rubble. But it is a very unsafe thing to do so we do have to take our time, Brown says. Until told Otherwise. This remains a rescue operation. Jasmine Garza NPR NEWS, SURFSIDE, Florida In the months before the Champlain Towers south partially collapsed. The president of the condominium association alerted residents at the 40 year old building structure had become worse. Jean what Nikki's letter obtained by NPR residents are informed that extensive repairs are needed and would cost much more than previously thought. In 2018. The repair estimate was at least $15 million. An NPR investigation finds low income disaster survivors are less likely to receive some types of crucial disaster assistance. NPR's Rebecca Herscher reports. The federal government has been aware of the disparity since at least 2019. After a hurricane, wild fire or other disaster. Many people rely on the federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA for help, but poor people are less likely to receive some types of basic housing assistance after disasters. That's according to internal analyses conducted by FEMA and obtained by NPR through a public records request. As a result, low income disaster survivors often struggle to find stable housing. And are more likely to be displaced or face long term health and financial impacts. FEMA says providing equitable assistance is a top priority. The agency is seeking feedback about how its programs serve people of different demographics. Rebecca Herscher NPR news Tropical Storm Enrique is losing strength as it heads closer to resorts on the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula. It's forecasted skin passed or passed over portions of the southern tip of how later today or tomorrow over the weekend. The storm was the first hurricane of the Eastern Pacific season. The Dow is up 78 points since the Open. This is NPR news. This is W N. Y. C it to New York State lawmakers have sued the NYPD in federal court, alleging they were beaten during protests against racial injustice. Last year, Assemblywoman Diana Richardson and state Senator Zelnorm Marie We're at a protest in Brooklyn last May, where they say officers pepper spray them. The alleged the NYPD used excessive force violated their free speech rights and illegally arrested. Mary. The city's law department did not immediately.