5 people in South Florida nursing home die; facility evacuated as region continues to recover from Irma

“The Associated Press reported that before the deaths at the Hollywood nursing home, Irma was blamed for a combined 19 fatalities in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina” reports For three days, the facility lacked power, and for three days, elderly patients suffered in rising heat.Millions of people across Florida have lost power since Irma began lashing the state, and utilities have warned that some of the outages could extend for days or even weeks.The death toll left behind by Hurricane Irma continued to rise Wednesday, as five people died at a South Florida nursing home that apparently was without air conditioning amid ongoing power outages statewide, according to local officials.

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