5 dead after Florida nursing home loses power due to Irma

5 dead after Florida nursing home loses power due to Irma

5 dead after Florida nursing home loses power due to Irma

Hollywood Fire Rescue evacuated residents from The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, 1200 N 35th Ave., after some residents awoke sick.

Five people are dead after the evacuation of a Hollywood, Florida, nursing home left without power after Hurricane Irma, officials said Wednesday morning.

Sharief said she did not have any details about the causes of death, and that authorities are investigating.

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Police said the building was sealed off and a criminal investigation is underway. Police are going to the 42 other assisted living facilities in the area to check on those other residents.

Dave Long, a fix man, told WPLG that the building's air conditioning unit fell out during Hurricane Irma. He said he's been calling Florida Power & Light for days to get it fixed.

WSVN-TV report that the nursing home did appear to have a back up generator, although it does not appear to have been working.

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"There's nothing we can do", employee Dave Long told WPLG-TV.

The temperature in Hollywood for Wednesday is expected to get up to 88 degrees with 74% humidity.

Check back with NBC 6 for updates.

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