Irma: Five dead at Florida nursing home left without power

Frederick Owens
September 13, 2017

Five people died Wednesday morning when an air conditioning issue forced the evacuation of a Florida nursing home, reports say.

Sharief said she did not have any details about the causes of death, and that authorities are investigating. The nursing home has apparently been without air conditioning since the storm. A portable generator was still running inside their home.

As of Wednesday morning, a WSVN helicopter was above the scene where officials were continuing to evacuate people from the home.

Following Irma, however, temperatures in Florida got hot and humid.

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

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Broward County Vice Mayor Beam Furr confirmed that the "rehabilitation center" was in his district.

Across the state, the explanations for the outages were visible alongside the road.

Officers are checking all of the other 42 assisted living facilities in Hollywood as a precaution, officials said.

"I can tell you from driving around you see lines down all over the place", Albers said.

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