Mayor: 5 dead from nursing home that lost power

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He did not elaborate.

The governor said he has ordered a probe by state authorities.

"We work with them to understand what those facilities are, and then we address those facilities initially", Mr. Gould said, regarding meetings with counties.

Families who may have concerns of their loved ones' health at the nursing home can call the hotline at: 954-265-3000.

"Although the details of these reported deaths are still under investigation, this situation is unfathomable", he said.

"I am demanding answers", he tweeted. The nursing home was one of them. A Tampa man died after the chain saw he was using to remove trees kicked back and cut his carotid artery.

At least eight people are dead and 100 more have been evacuated from a Florida nursing home after the facility lost power and temperatures soared to over 100 degrees inside.

The rest of the center's patients were evacuated.

Emergency dispatchers received a 911 call from the facility at 4 a.m. on Wednesday, according to a Hollywood Police Department spokesperson.

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The nursing home was bought at a bankruptcy auction two years ago after its previous owner when to prison for Medicare fraud, according to news reports at the time of the sale. About 110,000 people remained in shelters across the state. When tornadoes ripped across Alabama in 2011, they flattened an assisted-living centre, tore through a brand-new senior housing complex and ripped apart a nursing home, where four dozen residents massed in hallways, praying as trees crashed down and a cloud of dust rained upon them. A nursing home spokesperson said that a number of its residents had been having respiratory issues.

Five firefighters went up the dark emergency stairwell in the Coral Gables building, strapped Cuban-born Ofelia Carrillo to a special evacuation chair and carried her down.

Massive power outages are crippling much of the Southeast on Tuesday. "And we're not leaving".

"There's nothing we can do", Long told Local10.

All customers who lost electricity on the eastern side of the state will likely have power restored by the end of this weekend, Florida Power & Light said Tuesday.

Most roads have been cleared, but some still have debris in one or more lanes. The Florida Health Care Association, an industry group for long-term care, released a statement emphasizing the strain Hurricane Irma has put on nursing homes and care centers. Rescue workers found a portable gasoline generator running inside the home. When residents of the lower Keys are finally allowed to return they will find nearly total devastation. She said her sister could not talk or walk.

"I have no idea, but I'm trying to stay positive", Rose said. Trump plans to visit Florida on Thursday.

Another 18 patients in a neighboring behavioral wellbeing office are additionally being emptied, Story said.

"Once we determined we had multiple deaths... we made the decision to evacuate", said Hollywood Police Chief Tom Sanchez. "They haven't told us anything".

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