Hollywood, Florida Nursing Home Deaths

Hollywood, Florida Nursing Home Deaths

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

The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills suffered "a prolonged power failure" to the facility's air conditioning system as a result of Hurricane Irma, administrator Jorge Carballo said in a statement. The building had been without power since Irma hit the area and forced the air conditioning issue.

On Wednesday afternoon Nicole Gomez, a spokesperson for North Miami Beach, told BuzzFeed News the Krystal Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center was evacuated and 80 people were transported to other nearby facilities.

Earlier this week, a risky 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.

As of Tuesday evening, 114 of Florida's nursing homes were relying on generators for power.

"Once we determined we had multiple deaths... we made the decision to evacuate", said Hollywood Police Chief Tom Sanchez.

"They identified which facilities were to be critical top infrastructure facilities, this was not one of them", he said about the Hollywood Hills center. All mandatory evacuation orders had been lifted by Tuesday, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. Robert Gould, the utility's chief communications officer, said he understood that certain parts of the facility had power.




Authorities in Hollywood, Florida have launched a criminal investigation to determine the exact cause of the deaths at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills.

"There's nothing we can do", he said.

The latter figure doesn't include the nursing home deaths, which police said were under investigation. Almost 3.8 million power customers in the state still lacked service early Wednesday as the mammoth effort to restore electricity in the often hot and humid region continues. More than half the community of 15,000 residents lacked power.

WSBTV in Atlanta reports that the death toll from Hurricane Irma reached 23 on Wednesday morning.

The home said in a statement that the hurricane had knocked out a transformer that powered the AC.

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.

Flora Mitchell arrived at the home trying to find out what happened to her 58-year-old sister, Vonda Wilson, a stroke patient who lived there for about 10 years. 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.

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