Police probe nursing home deaths after Irma cut power

Police probe nursing home deaths after Irma cut power

Police probe nursing home deaths after Irma cut power

The Florida Health Care Association, a long-term care industry group, released a statement Wednesday morning framing the deaths within the context of Irma's brutal blow to the state.

"If they find that anyone wasn t acting in the best interests of their patients, we will hold them accountable to the fullest extent of the law", he said.

So no one at the facility called 9-1-1 instead turning the body directly over to a funeral home. "And we don't have shelters right now".

The president tells reporters at the White House that "power is being turned on rapidly", and the state's leaders and emergency responders are doing an "amazing job" in helping the state respond to the massive storm.

"As with millions of other Floridians, our centers are coping with the loss of power and infrastructure in the communities that were most affected by the devastation", the statement reads. And apparently the facility lost some but not all of its power after Hurricane Irma. "We will be restoring power day and night", Florida Power and Light Vice President Robert Gould told WaPo.

Almost a week after Irma tore through the state, Floridians are slowly returning to find ruins in some of the hardest-hit areas. They called the power company.

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The city of Hollywood got a bit of good news on Thursday, as officials lifted a mandatory boil-water notice that had been instituted on Sunday. Rescue units were hurrying its more than 100 residents out.

Parts of Daytona Beach remained flooded days after Irma made landfall.


"But the United States Coast Guard, FEMA, working along with Gov. (Rick) Scott, they've really done an awesome job", adding that "power is being turned on rapidly", he said.

"These people are basically prisoners in their own homes", said Pembroke Pines City Manager Charlie Dodge.

Publix in Key West reopened for a few hours on Thursday.

On his visit to Anguilla, Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, said: "There are things we are going to have to do in the long term to make this island more economically self-sufficient and even more resilient, and we will certainly be thinking about that".

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The storm, which was moving into southern Georgia, was packing maximum sustained winds of 97 km/h, according to the US National Hurricane Center on Monday. North Carolina reported its first Irma-related death on Friday after a man died from carbon monoxide poisoning, and two more people died in Florida from the unsafe fumes, including a woman in Palm Beach County.

Six people are dead after Hurricane Irma knocked out air conditioning at a nursing home in Hollywood, Florida, according to ABC affiliate WPLG. Police have said the deaths are under investigation.

All 115 patients from the rehabilitation center were evacuated to hospitals, officials said.

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