Six dead at Florida nursing home that lost power during Hurricane Irma


Firefighters have evacuated 115 people from the nursing home, the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills. Police officials said other patients were in critical care. When tornadoes ripped across Alabama in 2011, they flattened an assisted-living centre, tore through a brand-new senior housing complex and ripped apart a nursing home, where four dozen residents massed in hallways, praying as trees crashed down and a cloud of dust rained upon them.

Officials also confirmed two people have died, but it remains unknown whether the deaths are related to the heat.

"There are numerous bridges of support that have to be inspected before we can put commodities down the roadway to support citizens", Brock told CNN.

"Parts of the facility itself were energised by FPL, I can't give you anything more specific than that at this point", FPL spokesman Rob Gould told a news conference, referring to the Rehabilitation Center of Hollywood Hills.

Officials were investigating a number of deaths believed to be related to the storm, though it was not clear whether Irma was directly responsible in every case.

In the USA, around 4.3 million homes and businesses, or about nine million people, were without power in Florida and nearby states today, according to Reuters. And he ordered an investigation into what he called an "unfathomable" situation. State healthcare records list Michel as an officer and board member of the nursing home, with a controlling interest.

Approximately residents of the nursing home, at 1200 N 35 Avenue, were evacuated after complaints of heat exhaustion. Phone calls to the nursing home went unanswered Wednesday morning.

Six dead at Florida nursing home that lost power during Hurricane Irma

Police have evacuated several people from a Hollywood nursing home, where at least two people have died.

"Approximately 150 facilities out of the almost 700 (nursing) facilities in the state do not now have full power services restored", the statement said.

WSVN, a Miami television station, reports that there was a generator at the nursing home, but it is unclear if it was working.

One quarter of all homes in the area were destroyed, FEMA Administrator Brock Long said Tuesday evening.

The deaths come as Florida continues the recovery and rebuilding process days after Irma pounded the state's peninsula.

Elsewhere, a South Florida townhouse that weathered the storm was gutted by fire when power was restored, which caused the stove to ignite items left on the cooktop. More than 800 utility workers are trying to restore electricity to the more than 100,000 customers who began the day here with no lights or air conditioning.

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