Florida nursing home where six deaths occurred had repeat safety violations

Hal Yeager for Kaiser Health News

At least six nursing home resident shave died in Florida ever since Hurricane Irma began devastating the area on Sunday, RadarOnline.com has learned.

Through a representative, Carballo told the SunSentinel newspaper that the home has a back-up generator but that it does not power the air conditioning.

Six residents of a sweltering Hollywood nursing home have died in Hurricane Irma's aftermath after the facility's air conditioning system was switched off.

County courts are remain closed except for first appearance, shelter, and juvenile detention hearings.

In other tragic news out of Florida this morning directly tied to Irma, three have died due to carbon monoxide poisoning. She said there were 2,840 crews working throughout the county.

"If they find out that anyone wasn't acting in the best interests of their patients, we will hold them accountable to the fullest extent of the law, Scott said in a statement". An Airstron employee, Dave Long, was called to fix the air conditioning. The damage in his city and in his neighborhood on Cudjoe Key didn't match those dire numbers, he said. Robert Gould, the utility's chief communications officer, said he understood that certain parts of the facility had power.

The residents at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills are not the only ones at risk.

"We are directing a criminal examination (and) not precluding anything as of now", Sanchez said at a question and answer session Wednesday.




"We're conducting a criminal investigation into the deaths that occurred here", Hollywood police chief Tomas Sanchez said.

A man looks at a destroyed house following powerful Hurricane Irma on September 12, 2017, in Lower Matecumbe Key in the Florida Keys.

In the battered Florida Keys, meanwhile, county officials pushed back against a preliminary estimate from the Federal Emergency Management Agency that 25 percent of all homes in the Keys were destroyed and almost all the rest were heavily damaged.

Gusts topping 90 miles per hour whipped Miami on Sunday, knocking out power to most of the city's residents.

"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", the Florida Health Care Association said in a statement Wednesday.

Relatives who have family members in the facility have started to gather outside the two-story gray building that is situated among a cluster of medical facilities and hospitals.

The Miami Herald quoted Flora Mitchell, a 61-year-old who had come to search for information about her sister, a resident there for 10 years.

Widespread power outages: Most of the city doesn't have power, officials said.

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