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Five dead at Florida care home after hurricane cuts power

14 September 2017, 01:18 | Kara Nash

Hurricane Irma pounds Florida; extent of damage not yet clear

A family walks through a street littered with fallen branches from Hurricane Irma in Marco Island Florida

Five residents of a Hollywood Hills nursing home left without power after Hurricane Irma have died.

The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills has evacuated this morning due to a prolonged power failure to the transformer which powered the facility's air conditioning system as a result of the hurricane.

Hollywood police have opened a criminal investigation into the deaths of six people at a nursing home that lost power when Hurricane Irma moved through.

A total of 115 people were evacuated from the home and taken to other facilities.

Earlier this week, a unsafe scene played out inside an assisted care facility for patients with dementia and memory impairment in Cape Coral, Florida, on the state's Gulf Coast.

At least 25 people died when Irma pounded the Southeast earlier this week, including 12 people in Florida. He said he has been trying to reach Florida Power & Light for days. She said there were 2,840 crews working throughout the county.

"It's a sad event", Tomas Sanchez, the Hollywood Police Chief, told a news conference where he said an investigation was under way.

"If they find that anyone wasn't acting in the best interests of their patients, we will hold them accountable to the fullest extent of the law", he said. "A t-shirt, anything white", the office said on its Facebook page. The facility itself has power, the individual said.

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Officials across Florida are warning people to keep generators outside their homes.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which regulates nursing homes, gives the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills a below-average rating, two stars on its five-star scale.

"What we've seen is something extremely tragic", Mr. Gould said.

The causes of the deaths are now being investigated by Hollywood Police, but the deaths may be due to the nursing home losing its air conditioning during Hurricane Irma, CNN reported. More than 100,000 customers were without power in Georgia and over 80,000 in South Carolina.Over the next two days, Irma is expected to push to the northwest, into Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.People in the heavily populated Tampa-St.

The Keys felt Irma's full fury when the hurricane roared in on Sunday with 130 miles per hour (209 kph) winds.

"As with millions of other Floridians, our centers are coping with the loss of power and infrastructure in the communities that were most affected by the devastation". Hollywood Public Affairs Director Raelin Story said there is no official cause of death yet, but a number were having respiratory issues.

However, the facility is under the evacuation order, but the evacuation needs to come in effect.

Daytona Beach fire department officials said on Twitter that a generator was running inside the home early Wednesday.



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