At Least 6 Dead At Florida Nursing Home Without Power After Irma

4 Dead From Apparent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning After Irma

In the 36 hours prior to the first patient dying at The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, nursing home executives called Florida Gov. Rick Scott's cell phone asking for help getting their power back on after Hurricane Irma, CBS4 News has learned.

"As you can imagine, evacuating 115 people from a facility is quite an undertaking", city spokeswoman Raelin Storey said Wednesday, adding that some of the patients were in respiratory distress.

Including the nursing home deaths, at least 25 people in Florida have died under Irma-related circumstances, and six more in SC and Georgia, many of them well after the storm had passed.

A criminal investigation was underway, Hollywood police said.

As of 9:15 a.m. all patients from the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills had been removed from the center and were being triaged by paramedics and emergency medical staff from Memorial Regional Hospital.

Hurricane Irma destroyed as many as 25 percent of homes in the Florida Keys, with up to 65 percent of homes suffering major damage, a FEMA official said on Tuesday.

Through a representative, Carballo told the SunSentinel newspaper that the home has a backup generator but that it does not power the air conditioning.

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.

"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 Florida Health Care Association said in a statement Wednesday.

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"This is the most stressful situation I've lived in my life", Alvarez said.

Florida Sen. Bill Nelson called the deaths in Hollywood “an inexcusable tragedy” and demanded a federal investigation.

An assisted living center that went without power for almost three days said that its efforts to run fans and keep breezes flowing between open windows could only go so far.

President Donald Trump is visiting survivors in Fort Myers and Naples, where many remain swamped and without electricity.

At Century Village in Pembroke Pines, more than half of the residential buildings — 77 of 144 — were still without power Wednesday afternoon. "Not just my Betty but all the people", said Jean Johnson, who was friends with Betty Hibbard, one of the eight victims, for more than 60 years. Authorities evacuated more than 100 other people from the facility, they said, including bringing some to nearby hospitals. "She showed us, she sure did".

The deaths in Florida will also loom large in the minds of Americans considering nursing home care for themselves or relatives for years to come.

The thing is, as of yesterday, it was reporting that everything was OK, that they were using portable air conditioners and fans.

The governor said he's directed state officials to issue an emergency moratorium to prevent the facility from admitting new patients. County officials released documents showing that the Hollywood facility was in compliance with that regulation and that it held a hurricane drill with its staff in October. Police are going to the 42 other assisted living facilities in the area to check on those other residents.

In the dining hall on Wednesday, staff members were pressing cold rags on patients' shoulders and necks. "Someone let the ball drop very, very far", Kenneth Nova said by phone from his home in Winter Haven.

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