Rescuers were given the go-ahead to resume the search for victims of the Surfside, Florida, building collapse after the remaining portion was pulled down in a controlled demolition Sunday night.

  Details: Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava told AP the operation went “exactly as planned” about 10:30p.m ET, and so search efforts could continue after being paused Saturday for the demolition to take place.

  After explosives brought the remains of the building north of Miami Beach down, workers began clearing debris so rescuers could reach an underground garage. Cranes were again moving at the Champlain Towers South site early Monday, AP noted.

  The big picture: Officials have confirmed 24 deaths from the June 24 collapse, with 121 people still unaccounted for.

  The controlled demolition took place ahead of the expected arrival of Tropical Storm Elsa in Florida. In photos: Scenes from the Surfside condo demolitionA pile of debris remains after the demolition on July 4. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesSmoke and dust linger after the pulling down of the remaining part of Champlain Towers South. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesA man covers his face from dust after the demolition of the wreckage of the Champlain Tower on July 4. Photo: Eva Marie Uzcategui/Getty ImagesA woman holding candles cries as she watches the rest of the Champlain South tower being demolished on July 4. Photo: Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty ImagesPeople cover their faces in a cloud of dust after watching the rest of the Champlain South tower being demolished on July 4. Photo: Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty ImagesPeople watch a cloud of dust after the rest of the Champlain South tower was demolished by a controlled explosion in Surfside, Florida, north of Miami Beach, late on July 4. Photo: Chandan KhannaAFP via Getty ImagesFirst responders at the demolition scene. Photo: Chandan KhannaAFP via Getty Images The remaining part of the partially collapsed 12-story Champlain Towers South condo building falling on July 4. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images The demolition begins on July 4. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

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  Editor’s note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.