Police evacuated 79 residents of another nursing home in North Miami Beach on Wednesday, citing safety concerns about lack of air conditioning. Police officers are conducting welfare checks at 42 other nursing home and assisted living facilities across Hollywood.
"Across Florida and nearby states, some 5mn homes and businesses were without power on Wednesday, down from a peak of 7.8mn on Monday". "I am going to aggressively demand answers on how this tragic event took place", he said in a statement.
Aerial footage showed patients sitting outside in wheelchairs and others being taken out of the facility on stretchers.
Sharief said there are no details about the cause of the deaths.
"The investigators must have full access to all public records and transcripts of communications, meetings, and conference calls between the Governor, his Office, and healthcare facilities in preparing for Hurricane Irma". Police said they have obtained a search warrant for the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, which has a history of citations and poor inspections. The eight people who died on Wednesday were between the ages of 71 and 99. Joe, what more do we know about the eight deaths at that nursing home?
The power at the nursing home went out because of Hurricane Irma and the air conditioning was not working.
Detectives are looking into whether the nursing home broke any laws.
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"I am absolutely heartbroken to learn of news reports of the deaths of multiple individuals in a nursing home in Broward Count, he said".
The entire facility -which has two wings- was evacuated.
Hurricane Irma has claimed five more lives, patients at a Florida nursing home that lost electricity during the storm that brought widespread flooding and power outages over the weekend, authorities said on Wednesday.
"Parts of the facility itself were energized" by Florida Power and Light, according to the company's communications director, Rob Gould.
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Hospital administrators were told to dial 911 if they believed anyone was at risk, the governor's statement said. That number is almost a million fewer than Thursday morning.
"At any point in time they could have evacuated anyone they thought was in danger", she said Saturday.
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FPL said on Tuesday it planned to restore power to eastern Florida by this weekend and to western Florida by September 22. Owner Ralph Marrinson said all five of his Florida facilities lost electricity after Irma. "We're both in our mid-70s".
It is treating 115 patients at various hospitals, mainly for dehydration, respiratory issues including respiratory failure, heat exhaustion and high fevers.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday night that he directed the Agency for Health Care Administration to terminate the Hollywood Hills center as a provider for Medicaid, which helps low-income people receive health care.
The deaths are under investigation.
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At least a quarter of the homes in the Keys were destroyed, according to federal emergency management officials, and 65 percent suffered some damage.
Police responded and chose to evacuate.
Its highest storm surge, 10 feet (2.5 meters) was on Florida's southwestern coast and caused some of the worst flooding in northeast Florida, Georgia and SC.
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