Florida nursing home deaths investigated

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Scott said he was directing state agencies to worth with local law enforcement to investigate the incident.

But it was not until multiple patients began experiencing health emergencies, which promoted the evacuation of the center, that the utility company arrived to make the fix, the nursing home said.

Temperatures on Tuesday in the city of Hollywood reached 32C (90F), according to the National Weather Service.

The storm has presented risks and challenges for the elderly population in Florida, where about 1 in 5 residents are 65 or older. The deaths are believed to have been caused by overheating, but carbon monoxide poisoning from generators is also being considered. The nursing home was one of them. Any plan submitted by the Hollywood centre was not immediately available.

Aerial footage showed patients sitting outside in wheelchairs and others being taken out of the facility on stretchers. Police say three patients died at the facility and three at a hospital. Three deaths took place at the nursing home while two deaths happened as they were being taken to the hospital. In the hard-hit southwestern part of the state, Lee County schools Superintendent Greg Adkins announced classes will begin September 25 after most of the district's buildings received minor damage or worse.

More than 140 residents of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills were evacuated on Wednesday after fire and rescue crews and medical staff from a nearby hospital found numerous facility's residents suffering from dehydration, heat stress and breathing difficulties. Memorial Hospital is also helping to evacuate the patients.

Medical staff from a nearby hospital said that residents were suffering from dehydration and breathing difficulties.

"When you think of the incredible power of that storm, and while people unfortunately passed, it was such a small number", Trump said.

The visit marked Trump's third visit to a storm-hit part of the United States in the past three weeks, following two visits to Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey's record flooding. First responders ordered the nursing home evacuated.

In the Miami area, a Coral Gables apartment building was evacuated after authorities determined a lack of power made it unsafe for elderly tenants, while officers arrived at the huge Century Village retirement community in Pembroke Pines to help people on upper floors without access to working elevators. After the water receded, Timmer began surveying the damage. "To use time and effort to address it at this point is very, very insensitive to this people in Florida".

After spending hours meeting with people on the French side of the shared French-Dutch island of St. Martin earlier, Macron promised to compensate those who had lost homes and livelihoods and to rebuild a more diversified economy.

The Florida Health Care Association called Wednesday's deaths a "profound tragedy within the larger tragedy of Hurricane Irma".

"The President's action during these times demonstrate why he's a true leader who can bring the country together and get things done for the American people", Sanders said.

The Florida Keys were particularly hard hit, with federal officials saying 90 percent of its homes were destroyed or heavily damaged.

"Things look real damaged from the air, but when you clear the trees and all the debris, it's not much damage to the houses", said Monroe County Commissioner Heather Carruthers.

He added that the staff "diligently prepared for the impact of Hurricane Irma".

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