Florida Keys residents trickle back to warning of new crisis

Rising river threatens Florida residents in Irma's wake

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, the lack of air conditioning at a Florida skilled nursing facility (SNF) appears to have led to the death of eight residents, spurring action to ensure resident safety at other SNFs throughout the state.

More than 140 residents of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills were evacuated on Wednesday after fire and rescue crews and medical staff from a nearby hospital found numerous facility's residents suffering from dehydration, heat stress and breathing difficulties.

The nursing home deaths brought the total number of storm-related fatalities in Florida to 20 and illustrated the urgency of restoring electricity to millions of people across the southern state.

In Hollywood, the Rehabilitation Center said the hurricane had knocked out a transformer that powered the air conditioning.

Temperatures in South Florida this week have been in the 80s. Earlier this morning, Sanchez said Hollywood Police and Fire Rescue arrived at the facility after getting calls that patients were in "critical need of care".

Three patients died at the nursing home, and three others died Wednesday morning shortly after being transported to local hospitals.

Later in the evening, Irma became a Category 2 storm and made landfall on mainland Florida.

FPL leaders continue to say they are "racing to get the lights back on". Power has been restored for at least 89%, the agency said.

Harry Redknapp Replaced By A Former Ireland Midfielder As Birmingham City Boss
"Lee Carsley, who is well respected on the coaching staff and in temporary coach, is priced at 5/1". We thank him for all his efforts and wish him good luck for the future.

No. 7 MI uses 5 FGs, punt return to beat Air Force
Running back Ty Isaac does have nine carries for 61 rushing yards, but MI is now being outrushed as a team by the Falcons. The Wolverines offense has seen a few bright spots. "It felt like there were 13 guys out there sometimes", Worthman said.

Bob Mueller's Facebook warrant signals stunning new turn in Russian Federation probe
The records given to Mueller provide much more details than what the social media platform said last week to Congress. The company also listed out steps it has implemented towards curbing fake accounts and stories on the platform.

Attorneys with Leighton Law filed the emergency petition in Broward Circuit Court on behalf of the family of Albertina Vega, one of the eight people who died after a portable air cooler malfunctioned at the nursing home, located at 1200 N. 35th Ave in Hollywood.

"The building has been sealed off and we are conducting a criminal investigation", he stated.

While the causes of their deaths were not immediately clear, the entire facility was evacuated due to the cooling issues.

Before it reached Florida, Hurricane Irma cut a destructive swath through the Leeward Islands. "It is too early to put percentages or dollar figures to damage until we get into the neighborhoods", the county commissioner, Heather Carruthers, said in a statement.

Mr Trump has promised to return to Florida "numerous times" as thousands of people begin the painstaking task of rebuilding their homes - adding that Irma's destruction was on a scale "nobody has seen before". People can point all the fingers of blame they want at state and local officials or even the power company, but in the end, based on news reports, it appears the staff at Hollywood Hills failed their patients.

Another assisted care facility for dementia patients in Fort Myers, Florida, went without power for three days after Hurricane Irma as elderly patients suffered in the rising heat.

The governor said he has ordered a probe by state authorities. "This is a state that I know very well, as you understand".

Related News:

  • Virginia Officials Issue Statements on Anthem Decision

    Virginia Officials Issue Statements on Anthem Decision

    In an about-face, Anthem announced on Friday that it will sell on- and off-exchange plans in 68 of Virginia's cities and counties. Insurance professionals estimated thousands of people in the Winchester area would lose their health insurance.
    Trump to stump for unusual  in Huntsville

    Trump to stump for unusual in Huntsville

    Former vice president candidate Sarah Palin will be in the state this week to stump for Moore on a statewide bus tour. Brooks said Moore will "fight for America" and criticized "malicious" tactics of a PAC supporting odd .
    McCain Backs Legislation To Block Trump's Transgender Military Ban

    McCain Backs Legislation To Block Trump's Transgender Military Ban

    McCain, along with Senators Jack Reed , Kirsten Gillibrand , Susan Collins, introduced the bill as a standalone piece of legislation.
  • Two Militants Killed in J&K as Army Foils Infiltration Bid

    Two Militants Killed in J&K as Army Foils Infiltration Bid

    This bid was foiled after more than a month's time when last infiltration was repulsed with fatal casualties on militant side. Two AK-47 rifles and war-like stores were recovered from them, the army spokesperson said.
    Essential Phone can now be used on Verizon networks

    Essential Phone can now be used on Verizon networks

    In the Reddit AMA, one Redditor asked what other attachments are coming to the Essential Phone to take advantage of its modular nature.
    Shiv Sena criticises PM Narendra Modi's bullet train project

    Shiv Sena criticises PM Narendra Modi's bullet train project

    Singh said rather than high-speed trains, safety of regular trains was more important given the recent accidents. The land and money will come from Gujarat and Maharashtra, and Tokyo will rake in all the profits.
  • Residents Dead In Florida Nursing Home That Lost Power After Irma

    Residents Dead In Florida Nursing Home That Lost Power After Irma

    At least 56 of Florida's 639 nursing homes still have no electricity on Friday morning, five days after Hurricane Irma. Florida's healthcare agency ordered the nursing home on Thursday to be suspended from the state Medicaid program.
    Troops kill 18 Burundian refugees in Congo

    Troops kill 18 Burundian refugees in Congo

    The Burundian protesters, she said, "were not happy because four of them have been expelled from Congo". Five soldiers and 20 of the attackers were killed in the fighting, Mende said.
    China can't stop India from developing Northeast, says Amit Shah

    China can't stop India from developing Northeast, says Amit Shah

    We know that resolving disputes by directly concerned parties to uphold freedom of navigation and over flight is China's position. India and Japan also condemned terrorism emanating from Pakistan and urged Islamabad to bring perpetrators of terror to justice.
  • World's oldest person dead at age 117

    World's oldest person dead at age 117

    The last days of her life were fraught with tension as Brown was caught in the middle of a dispute among members of her family. Asked what was the secret to long life, she replied that eating cows feet, not drinking rum and reading the bible were key.
    Billy Joe Saunders' son low-blows Willie Monroe Jr at weigh

    Billy Joe Saunders' son low-blows Willie Monroe Jr at weigh

    Saunders senior tweeted in defence of his son's antics while those in the Twittersphere had a good laugh. If successful tonight, Saunders hopes to fight the victor of the Canelo vs.
    Maryam sure 'the lion will roar' in NA-120

    Maryam sure 'the lion will roar' in NA-120

    The former first lady is under treatment for cancer in London. "Nisar calls me his daughter", she said. Such an outcome will be rejected the same way Panama verdict was rejected, she maintained.

Most liked

Cincinnati Bengals vs Houston Texans Tips and Odds - NFL 2017
Houston appears to be making a change at quarterback. "Those guys showed that tonight and I think they did a great job". The Texans allowed 280 yards (125 passing, 155 rushing) while the Bengals allowed just 278 (121 passing, 157 rushing).

Power Outages Persist For Millions In Florida, Georgia And Carolinas After Irma
Georgia reported more than 570,000 homes and businesses without electricity , and there were 80,000 in SC . Restoration is expected to reach 90 percent by Tuesday and wrap up on Wednesday.

Rested Friday, but not assigned Week 2 injury designation
The defense will need him on Sunday as they try to slow down one of the best rushing attacks in the league led by LeSean McCoy . He thinks the rotation will keep the Bills fresher in the fourth quarter and later in the season.

Kim Jong Un to complete nuke program despite international sanctions
President Donald Trump is due to address the United Nations next week, as well as meet the Japanese and South Korean leaders. That's far enough for it to have been able to strike Guam, a USA territory in the western Pacific Ocean notes BBC News .

Hurricane Jose may cause winds, rain along Staten Island coastline
The hurricane was forecast to pass east of the North Carolina coast Monday and stay offshore from Virginia to New England. SURF: Swells generated by the depression are expected to begin affecting the Lesser Antilles by Sunday night.

Tom Brady Says He Doesn't Plan to Retire After This Season
Both teams have high powered offenses and elite quarterbacks, yet displayed disappointing performances Week 1. This matchup is yet another area where the Saints probably looked at last week's game for guidance.

Kirk in contention at major championship in France
Kirk won the Thornberry Creek LPGA classic earlier this year, her first win since 2010. Lydia Ko is within touching distance of adding another major golf title to her resume.

Head of Russian general staff reassures North Atlantic Treaty Organisation over war games: RIA
Many assert that this indirectly denotes North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members Poland , Lithuania and Latvia. A former presidential candidate, Statkevich served a number of years in prison after being detained in 2011.

Australia, France lead Davis Cup semis
Australia will also be favourites to secure a final spot as they edged ahead with a comfortable doubles victory over Belgium.

Oklahoma State's Rudolph shows National Football League form in rout of Pitt
Rudolph completed 23 of 32 passes for 497 yards with the five touchdowns and his first interception of the season. Rudolph has gone 185 passes without throwing an interception, the longest active streak in the FBS.

Vehicle crashes into crowd at Idaho auto show, injures 11
Steve Vatcher described seeing "one body after another going flying up in the air, and shoes flying everywhere, and cellphones". Police say an investigation into the crash is underway and will be forwarded to prosecutors for possible charges .

'At least four dead' after M5 crash
The lorry that has slammed has hit what M5 workers will know as a well-known historic point, a windsock beside the street. The lorry driver was taken to clinic to be looked at as a precautionary measure.

Plunkett and Rashid lead England fight back in Windies T20
Following the one-off T20I, both England and West Indies will face other in a five match ODI series to be played between 19th and 29th September.

Hennessy Advisors Inc. Sells 3250 Shares of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (CPK)
Chesapeake Energy Corp (NYSE: CHK ) shares traded 4.06% up during most recent session to reach at the closing price of $4.1. Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK ) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd.

Red Bull prepping for Aston Martin F1 announcement?
Prior to the switch to the current engine regulations in 2014, Red Bull and Renault were a very competitive duo. The news has not been made public yet, but can be revealed here ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix weekend.