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8 dead at Florida nursing home after Hurricane Irma knocked out power

16 Setiembre 2017, 04:58 | Bibiana Flor

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Bill Quinn stands where his home once sat in Sea Breeze Mobile Home Community on Tuesday. The home was passed down three generations and had an ocean view

Fire crews first responded to the facility at 3 a.m. Wednesday and answered another call at 4 a.m., city spokeswoman Raelin Storey said. That left residents to swelter with no air conditioning, and now multiple investigations are under way, although other possible causes of death are being considered, including carbon monoxide poisoning.

The New York Post reported those who died were Bobby Owens, 84; Manuel Mario Medieta, 96; Miguel Antonio Franco, 92; Estella Hendricks, 71; Gail Nova, 71; Carolyn Eatherly, 78; Betty Hibbard, 84 and Albertina Vega, 99. "How many do we open?" He picked the center because of its proximity to Memorial Regional Hospital, just in case she needed immediate care.

"FP&L spokesperson Rob Gould said restoration to almost all customers in the eastern half of the state should be completed by Sunday night", member station WLRN reports.

Asked what she'd like to say to the facility's owner, Craig said, "We coming for you". Authorities have warned that these devices can be deadly, noting they can easily sicken or kill people inside homes. The death toll across the Caribbean stood at 38. A Tampa man died after the chain saw he was using to remove trees kicked back and cut his carotid artery. Others were treated for dehydration, breathing difficulties and other heat-related problems.

Hollywood, Florida authorities say an issue with an air-conditioning unit at The Rehabilitation Center nursing home led to the evacuation of 115 people and the deaths of eight residents.

Scott said the state had multiple points of contact with the facility before Wednesday's deaths.

The facility's air conditioning system stopped working after a transformer had "prolonged power failure", an administrator for the nursing home told NBC 6. There was to be a celebration with family from California at the nursing home. Residents said many areas were unrecognizable.

There are 683 nursing homes in Florida with more than 84,000 beds, according to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, which licenses and regulates these facilities.

Hurricane Irma nearly demolished the Sea Breeze Mobile Home Community in Islamorada Fla. making the area unlivable
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Older people can be more susceptible to heat because their bodies do not adjust to temperatures as well as those of younger people. Nevertheless, the president said he is convinced forward progress to restore power in Florida's 90-plus-degree weather is unprecedented. The number of people remaining in shelters fell to under 13,000. However, when she showed up to work, paramedics were barring the doors and telling her she could not enter.

Meanwhile, the scope of the damage in Florida continued to grow on Wednesday - not just for people who had lost their homes and businesses to winds and floods - but also for an economic staple of Florida, the citrus industry, and other agriculture interests. "We worked with them. And we're not leaving".

Hurricane Irma's furious march through Florida not only darkened millions of homes, it also flooded roads and piled them with debris, blocking off access to neighborhoods.

"I can tell ya it's like a bomb went off in there", said resident Helena Myers, who struggled to hold back tears. Thank you so much.

Residents in southeastern states have been closely watching forecasts mapping the path of Category 5 Hurricane Irma. But the extent of the damage has been an unanswered question for days because some places have been unreachable.

President Donald Trump is set to make his first visit to the region Thursday to see the devastation. They were giving them juices and water, everything. The nurses were trying to help the patients.

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