Five dead in Florida nursing home

17 September, 2017, 01:05 | Author: Brenda Erickson
  • Five dead in Florida nursing home

Posted: Sep. 13, 2017 8:00 am Updated: Sep.

In Hollywood, the Rehabilitation Center said the hurricane had knocked out a transformer that powered the air conditioning. Gone were the climate-controlled bubbles people relied on in Florida's sweltering heat and humidity.

Eight people died at a nursing home in the USA state of Florida after its air conditioning system was knocked out by Hurricane Irma, authorities said Wednesday. "The building has been sealed off and we are conducting a criminal investigation inside", Hollywood Police Chief Thomas Sanchez told reporters on Wednesday. No structure was left untouched, with many among the estimated 25% of Florida Keys homes that were destroyed.

Florida Power and Light reports power outages have affected approximately 4.4 million of its customers - this figure includes not just homes but also organizations, public services, businesses, etc.

He said he directed the Agency for Health Care Administration to terminate the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills as a Medicaid provider.

By most measures, Irma was a storm of records. More than 50,000 utility workers — some from as far away as Canada and California — are responding to the crisis, according to the association of the nation's investor-owned utilities. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Florida, NextEra Energy's principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company, which serves almost 5 million customer accounts in Florida and is one of the largest rate-regulated electric utilities in the United States, and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. "Given the size and strength, infrastructure systems will need to be rebuilt completely in some parts of Florida".

FPL posted on Twitter that residents on the west coast of Florida can expect power restoration by September 22 - 11 days after the storm hit Sarasota, though areas hit with tornadoes, flooding or extreme damage could take longer.

"We've still got police escorts and they're getting those tankers to suppliers as fast as they can", Scott said.

Officials acknowledged many of those questions at Thursday's briefing, but they also said they're still working on definitive answers.

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South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. The outages range from the coast to far inland cities such as Charlotte and Asheville in North Carolina and Greenville in SC.

There were signs on social media that some people were growing angry and exhausted of waiting. He declined to say whether the electricity was entirely out at the facility or if only the air conditioning was out, saying that was still under investigation. She said her sister could not talk or walk. "I don't mind standing in line here". Temperatures were in the high 80s Wednesday and Thursday. Humidity will hover above 70 percent. By the afternoon, five more had died. Rescue crews went door to door in the 94-degree heat to check on people and hand out water, ice and meals.

Two generator incidents have occurred in Hernando County.

Carbon monoxide from a generator is also suspected in the death of a man in Miami. "In many cases, they've lost their homes and it's a tough situation".

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez said about half of the county's traffic signals were out.

Irma hit the United States about two weeks after Hurricane Harvey plowed into Houston, killing about 60 and causing some $180 billion in damage, mostly from flooding.

"At first it's like, 'We're safe, thank God.' Now they're testy", he said. Her main concern is air conditioning.

"Walking away from a boat - that is one of my family's main source of income - is very hard to (do), especially when you secure all your property and everything else knowing that you may not see it again", Barr told the TV station this week.

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