Florida AG Bondi: 'No Excuse' for Deaths of Nursing Home Patients

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Victims were suffering from respiratory distress, dehydration and other heat-related injuries. "It's a sad event".

In Hollywood, three patients were found dead at the nursing home early Wednesday after emergency workers received a call about a person with a heart attack, and five more died later, police said. Police public information officer Brian Andrews said residents were being moved from the facility, which has no air conditioning, to another using city trolleys.

All the patients were taken to area hospitals, including Memorial Regional Hospital.

All 115 patients from the rehabilitation center were evacuated to hospitals, officials said.

The facility's administrator did not return messages left by The Washington Post. The statement also revealed that 150 of the 700 facilities in the state of Florida still are not operating with full power services. All substations and 1K+ main power lines restored. Then we shift to the critical infrastructure facilities, so water treatment facilities, fire stations, police, hospitals, all of those are critical facilities. "And there are so many older people here with different physical problems that I think they should make this a priority to get the power back".

"I don't know that there is a ideal way", she said. There was no air conditioning.

Florida's heat adds a perilous element to the ongoing outages.

Florida's elderly population has particularly suffered.

It barrelled into the Florida Keys island chain on Sunday, packing sustained winds of up to 215km/h and destroying 25 per cent of homes before sweeping up the Gulf Coast of the state and dissipating.

In Sarasota County, about 87,350 customers, or 33 percent, are without power, according to the Florida Division of Emergency Management.

He called the impacts a "real disaster" and said there's "much work do" but that Florida "will be rebuilt and will come back even better than before". The News-Press reports that there are still 600 people in shelters in Lee County, four days after the storm.

Other areas of Florida - such as Seminole, west of Tampa - aren't likely to get power turned back on until "midnight September 17", Duke Energy said.

The deaths are under investigation.

According to officials, the building has been without power since Hurricane Irma struck earlier this week and may have had air-conditioning issues. And he thanked the American people for their prayers, Floridians for their "great spirit", first responders, the military and "Florida officials up and down the state". "Potentially" more people could die, he said.

185 miles per hour: The strength of the winds of Irma at its peak.

More than 3 million utility customers remain without power in Florida in simmering temperatures. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez stopped by to drop off ice and water.

Power outages hit other Southeastern states, including Georgia. Airstron employee Dave Long said that a fuse needed to cool the AC unit popped out during Hurricane Irma and needs to be repaired.

"So what I'm expecting is going to happen as soon as we're able to open the gates.is you're going to see the crisis escalate again".