Six patients at Florida nursing home die in aftermath of Hurricane Irma

14 September, 2017, 01:16 | Author: Malcolm Fuller
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"We believe at this time it might be related to the loss of power in the storm", Hollywood Police Chief Tomas Sanchez said but added that they weren't ruling anything out and had sealed off the nursing home while police conduct a criminal investigation.

"I am absolutely heartbroken to learn of news reports of the deaths of multiple individuals in a nursing home in Broward County".

"That's why we don't want people to, en masse, return down here to the Keys".

"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.

Three residents were found dead at the nursing home early this morning, and three more died at the hospital after more than a hundred were evacuated, many on stretchers or in wheelchairs, authorities said. City officials said three additional people later died at the hospital.

Emergency dispatchers received a 911 call from the facility at 4 a.m. on Wednesday, according to a Hollywood Police Department spokesperson.

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No less than 5 nursing home inhabitants have passed on in Hollywood, Florida, as per an announcement by city authorities. In Hollywood, where the nursing home is located, temperatures are expected to reach the 90s this week.

Michel declined to comment when contacted Wednesday.

"Bad, it's real bad", Keys resident Bryan Holley told NBC News. "Protecting the lives of Floridians is my top priority and that's why we have worked all week to help Floridians prepare and respond to Hurricane Irma", said Gov. Rick Scott. After noticing the situation, Broward County Fire-Rescue came to aid in the evacuation. Police are going to the 42 other assisted living facilities in the area to check on those other residents. A portable generator was still running inside their home. The Florida deaths include four people who died of carbon monoxide poisoning from electric generators in two separate incidents. "We saw that there were a number of people in respiratory distress and other distress" as rescuers arrived on scene, a spokeswoman said.

Five people are dead after a Florida nursing home in Hurricane Irma's path lost power, forcing residents to evacuate. It also spread misery into Georgia and SC as it moved inland with winds at 50 miles per hour, causing flooding and power outages.Around the Tampa-St. Four deaths in SC and three in Georgia have been tied to the storm. 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.

In the Keys, though, he said "there is devastation."It's awful, what we saw", Scott said".

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