8 elderly die in Florida nursing home after 'Irma'


Florida has about 680 nursing homes providing shelter to around 73, 000 residents and out of them, around 150 facilities are now devoid of full power supply.

Florida does require nursing homes and assisted living facilities to have emergency management plans, which include plans for emergency power in the event of outages.

Almost 2.7 million homes and businesses - about one in four buildings - are still without power in Florida. "The facility took proactive measure and notified us they were going to be moving elderly individuals to different facilities".

Officials said 18 additional patients from a second adjoining facility were also being relocated due to the investigation, though these patients were "not medically compromised". The cause of their deaths has yet to be determined.

Officials continued to add to the death toll left by Hurricane Irma. "When asked if they had any medical needs or emergencies" explained Hollywood Hills Mayor Barbara Sharief, the Center "did not request assistance or indicate any medical emergency existed". They do not, however, represent the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills.

The man was using a generator to power his home after severe weather knocked out electricity in the area.

By then, the main air conditioning system had been down for 53 hours, and within four hours the first of eight residents had died. And also the nursing home was previously charged with violating federal rules on its power systems and a faulty generator and alarm. He declined to say whether the electricity was entirely out at the facility or if only the air conditioning was out.

Six patients at a Florida nursing home have died after spending days without air conditioning following Hurricane Irma.

The super storm made its land fall on South-western Florida on Sunday morning as a Category 4 hurricane, after that on Monday it weakened and got converted into a tropical depression.

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If you come to an intersection with a non-working traffic signal, Florida law requires that you treat it as a four-way stop. Most of those deaths were the result of either medical issues as they prepared for the storm or carbon monoxide poisoning.

"A number of people were in respiratory and other distresses", said Sanchez. Scott said he was directing state agencies to worth with local law enforcement to investigate the incident.

In Fort Myers, the President told first responders: "When you think of the incredible power of that storm, and while people unfortunately passed, it was such a small number".

As the Florida Keys continue to recover from Hurricane Irma, now the boats in the water pose a great danger.

The Hollywood Police Department has opened a criminal investigation into the deaths.

Firefighters have evacuated 115 people from the nursing home.

Florida residents that heeded warnings to evacuate ahead of the storm faced lengthy traffic jams as they returned home after days in shelters or with friends or family.

At a news conference, Florida Power & Light, the state's largest utility, said it serviced portions of the care facility.

The Associated Press reported that before the deaths at the nursing home, Irma was blamed for a combined 19 fatalities in Florida, Georgia and SC. The two storms combined killed about 150 people in the US and the Caribbean islands and caused more than $30 billion in estimated damages, and Harvey brought record rainfall to Texas.