Six dead at Florida nursing home hit by Hurricane Irma

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More than 6.5 million homes and businesses lost electricity in Florida, and fuel shortages plagued much of the state.

His statement said the nursing home is undergoing a criminal investigation from local authorities and open investigations from both AHCA and the Florida Department of Children and Families, adding that the state will stop the facility from providing care.

There are lots of questions surrounding the nursing home in south Florida where eight people died and many more were sent to the hospital. "This was not one of them, unlike Memorial Regional Medical Hospital across the street, which is in service". They kept saying, we will get to it; just have patience. So there's some reason to - that people might want to keep the eye on this place. For example, Legend Senior Living had been using generator power to air-condition common spaces of its affected assisted living and memory care communities in Florida, COO Chris Mahen told Skilled Nursing News.

Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency on September 4 in response to Hurricane Irma. After being struck by Irma last week, the U.S. Virgin Islands couldn't look less like a tourist destination. Those are the main power lines that are feeding the neighborhood lines. Cuba could be uninhabitable for months to come.

All the current residents already had been moved. Curfews were issued in a number of counties in order to clear roads and protect residents in anticipation for the hurricane.

That storm killed 1800 people around New Orleans.

For Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, the visit Thursday to Naples and Fort Myers on Florida's southwestern coast offered the chance to see how people were coping and how the Federal Emergency Management Agency has responded.

The rotation of the storm caused water to recede from the Tampa Bay.

Irma, which made landfall Sunday morning in the Florida Keys as a Category Four hurricane, had triggered orders for more than six million people to flee to safety, one of the biggest evacuations in United States history.

However, they still wouldn't address the specific areas they are focusing on in the West Palm Beach viewing area.

The Keys felt Irma's full fury when the hurricane roared in on Sunday with 130 miles per hour (209 kph) winds. Areas on the coast, such as Miami, Florida saw street flooding and strong winds around 100 miles per hour.

The NHC warned that Max, now a Category 1 storm, could strengthen before it reaches the coast. It had weakened to a tropical storm by Monday morning (local time) as it headed toward Georgia. Power outages, wind damage and flooding will occur.

More than 3 million customers in Florida still lacked power Wednesday.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott said he was "absolutely heartbroken" over the deaths, calling the situation "unfathomable".

A hurricane formed off the southwestern coast of Mexico, meanwhile, triggering warnings of life-threatening storm conditions in areas still recovering from a devastating natural disaster last week.