Florida nursing home where six deaths occurred had repeat safety violations

Trucks are submerged on Pine Cliff Drive in Houston during heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Harvey in this Aug. 29 2017 file

The causes of the deaths are now being investigated by Hollywood Police, but the deaths may be due to the nursing home losing its air conditioning during Hurricane Irma, CNN reported.

Firefighters are helping evacuate about 100 people from the nursing home, which has been without power since Irma hit the area on Sunday.

Neighbors said this was a family of five, including three minors.

In the Miami area, a Coral Gables apartment building was evacuated after authorities determined a lack of power made it unsafe for elderly tenants, while officers arrived at the huge Century Village retirement community in Pembroke Pines to help people on upper floors without access to working elevators.

The Electric Cooperatives of SC reported almost 15,000 customers without power, majority in Oconee and Charleston counties.

The state corporate registration for The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, LLC lists South Miami Dr. Jack Michel - the president, director and agent of Larkin Community Hospital - as the company's manager.

The governor said he has ordered a probe by state authorities. The Rehabilitation Center of Hollywood Hills was incorporated in June 2015 and the hospital announced past year that it had purchased Palm Springs General Hospital in Hialeah for $40 million.

Across Florida and nearby states, some five million homes and businesses were without power on Wednesday, down from a peak of 7.8 million on Monday.

The nursing home's licensee is Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, LLC, which is owned by a doctor named Jack Michel.

"There's nothing we can do", he said.

The number of people without electricity in the steamy late-summer heat dropped to 9.5 million - just under half of Florida's population.

Categorized as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record when it rampaged through the Caribbean, Irma killed more than 60 people, officials said.

The people who died Wednesday in South Florida were part of a death toll that, while relatively low compared to other massive storms, has slowly climbed in recent days. "I don't know if she is dead or alive", Ms. Mitchell said.

Through a representative, Carballo told the SunSentinel newspaper that the home has a back-up generator but that it does not power the air conditioning.

At least 10 in Cuba were also dead from Irma, which was the first Category 4 landfall in Florida since 2004. She adds that utility providers have said they hope to have power restored for all of southeast Florida by the weekend.


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