Florida: 6 Dead After Nursing Home Loses Power

From the Florida Sun-Sentinel:

Six people died in a Hollywood, Florida, nursing home that had no air conditioning after Hurricane Irma knocked out power.

Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief said Wednesday three people died at The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills. Three were later declared dead at nearby Memorial Regional Hospital. Police said the causes of death were not immediately known.

“We’re conducting a criminal investigation into the deaths that occurred here,” said Hollywood Police Chief Tomas Sanchez, during a press conference Wednesday morning.

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One Comment

  • 1. BD"E wrote:

    Could have been prevented. Frail people are in need of evacuation from heat just as much as someone in a flood.
    Every heat wave we are reminded:
    Check on elderly neighbors
    Get to a cooling center
    Do not use fans without adequate ventilation (circulating the hot air turns the room into a convection oven).
    Terrible loss of life due to negligence. So so very tragic.

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