Crews evacuate Florida nursing home after deaths

Six deaths at Florida nursing home without power since Irma

Six deaths at Florida nursing home without power since Irma

He did not elaborate.

SC governor Henry McMaster on Tuesday lifted an evacuation order that had been in effect on the barrier islands in the southern part of the state. Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief confirmed five people have died, but it remains unknown whether the deaths are related to the heat.

Sharief said there are no details about the cause of the deaths.

The Rehabilitation Center of Hollywood Hills was incorporated in June 2015 and the hospital announced a year ago that it had purchased Palm Springs General Hospital in Hialeah for $40 million.

One of the issues facing the nursing homes was ensuring they have enough fuel on hand to power their generators on a continuous basis, she noted.

Not counting the nursing home deaths, at least 13 people in Florida have died under Irma-related circumstances, and six more in SC and Georgia, many of them well after the storm had passed. Irma killed 36 people in the Caribbean before heading to the United States. A Tampa man died after the chain saw he was using to remove trees kicked back and cut his carotid artery. Another 18 patients from a nearby behavioral health center were evacuated as well.

"There are various basic patients", Story said. Hurricane Katrina was followed by harrowing tales from St. Rita's nursing home, where dozens died. As of 2016, Florida had about 680 nursing homes.

"Authorities sent an aircraft carrier and other Navy ships to help with search-and-rescue operations in Florida on Monday as a flyover of the hurricane-battered Keys yielded what the governor said were scenes of devastation".

Widespread power outages: Most of the city doesn't have power, officials said. The number of people remaining in shelters fell to under 13,000.

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"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 added. "And we're not leaving".

Gould told ABC News that FPL has 17,000 restoration workers from 30 states working in Florida to get power back as soon as possible.

Initial estimates indicate 25% of the houses on the island chain have been destroyed, and 65% have major damage, Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long said Tuesday.

There were still more than nine-million people across the state without power on Wednesday, and utility officials say it could be another week or more until power is fully restored.

"The loss of these individuals is a profound tragedy within the larger tragedy of Hurricane Irma and we extend our deepest sympathies to the families of these residents", Knapp said. The hurricane itself may be the answer to the second question, but not the first.

In Marathon Key, a Publix grocery store opened under police guard on Tuesday, but residents could buy only 20 items each, and no cigarettes or alcohol allowed, said 70-year-old retiree Elaine Yaquinto. The woman said she was speaking on behalf of Michel. Trump plans to visit Florida on Thursday.

Kerting Baldwin, a spokeswoman for Memorial Healthcare System, which runs four hospitals that received the evacuees, said staff were "assessing patients and tending to the health-care needs of the residents". The damage in his city and in his neighborhood on Cudjoe Key didn't match those dire numbers, he said.

"They identified which facilities were to be critical top infrastructure facilities, this was not one of them", he said about the Hollywood Hills center.

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