At least 8 dead in Florida nursing home with no A/C

At least 8 dead in Florida nursing home with no A/C

At least 8 dead in Florida nursing home with no A/C

"The building has been sealed off and we are conducting a criminal investigation inside", Hollywood Police Chief Tomas Sanchez told reporters Wednesday. Police opened a criminal investigation Wednesday into the deaths. As a precaution, police also evacuated another 18 patients who were in an adjacent health facility, and are checking on the other 42 nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the Hollywood area.

The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills said the residents, ages 71 to 99, died "following a prolonged outage of our air conditioning system due to Hurricane Irma".

"As you can imagine, evacuating 115 people from a facility is quite an undertaking", said city spokeswoman Raelin Storey.

Irma struck over the weekend, officials said.

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Eight people were dead in a Broward County nursing home left without power post-Hurricane Irma.

First responders, "as a result of the heat in the building", essentially ordered the home to evacuate its second floor.

But most of the survivors were treated for "respiratory distress, dehydration and heat-related issues", Memorial Regional Hospital's emergency medical director, Dr.

"Although the details of these reported deaths are still under investigation, this situation is unfathomable", he said in a statement. A deputy at the checkpoint said they were trying to keep people safe.

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Three of the victims were found dead at the center. "As of Tuesday, [the facility] was reporting that everything was OK, that they were using portable air conditioners and fans".

Irma killed at least 36 people in Florida, Georgia and SC, according to officials. He said he's been calling Florida Power & Light for days to get it fixed. For example, the website said 25.9 percent of "short stay" residents were hospitalized again after admission to the nursing home, above the state average of 23 percent and the national average of 21.1 percent. Three people were found deceased at the site and three more died later, the police said.

Gould said FPL met with Broward County officials in March before the storm season to discuss what facilities would be prioritized for power restoration this year.

"Dr. Jack Michel in 2006 settled claims after he and five others were accused of agreeing to send patients to his Miami hospital, Larkin Community, for unnecessary treatment, according to the Department of Justice".

There are 683 nursing homes in Florida with over 84,000 beds, according to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, which licenses and regulates these facilities. But the extent of the damage has been an unanswered question for days because some places have been unreachable.

The Rehabilitation Center of Hollywood Hills was incorporated in June 2015 and the hospital announced previous year that it had purchased Palm Springs General Hospital in Hialeah for $40 million.

He said he visited his father, Miguel Antonio Franco and his mother just last week, and they seemed fine. The association is working with the state to identify homes without power in greatest need so utility companies could prioritize them.

Florida, long one of America's top retirement destinations, has the highest proportion of people 65 and older of any state - 1 in 5 of its 20 million residents.

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