5 dead after Florida nursing home loses power due to Irma
Sep 14, 2017, 00:13
Sanchez, the police chief, said a criminal investigation had been launched.
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. More than 300,000 customers in the county, or a third of the total, are still without power as of midday Wednesday.
Carbon monoxide from a generator is also suspected in the death of a man in Miami, while authorities say another dozen people were treated for carbon monoxide-related illnesses on Tuesday in Polk and Brevard counties.
Today, five nursing home patients in Hollywood succumbed to the Florida heat and died early this morning.
- SC had four deaths. At least 37 people were killed in the Caribbean.
It's still not clear how many casualties Irma caused on the Keys.
Lisa Baker, a professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham who teaches a class on disaster preparedness and co-authored the book "Vulnerable Populations and Disasters", said each new catastrophe brings lessons of how to improve planning and response.
"I am going to aggressively demand answers on how this tragic event took place", Florida Governor Rick Scott said in a statement.
Florida residents are still returning from shelters to their households to count the cost of Irma's destruction.
President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, were to visit Florida to survey the damage on Thursday. One of the biggest worries is the fate of Florida's many senior citizens.
Hurricane Irma weakened as it pummeled Florida - but the storm still packed a powerful punch, spawning torrential downpours, tornadoes and flash floods.
"We came here, leaving everything at home, and we go back to nothing", Lopez said.
An individual handling air conditioning for the facility told ABC affiliate WPLG that a fuse was damaged during Hurricane Irma, resulting in cooling issues for the past few days.
The nursing home has had a list of safety violations and citations, including two for not following generator regulations in 2014 and 2016. But the most recent state inspection reports showed no deficiencies in the area of emergency plans.
Retired nurse Flora Mitchell's 58-year-old sister Vanda Wilson has been as resident at Rehabilitation Center since suffering a stroke, which left her unable to speak or move, a decade ago.
It said that the center had failed to provide daily living activities, leaving one woman in her nightgown facing a television that had not been turned on and in a room with the curtains drawn and the lights out.
"There's nothing here", he told CNN's Chris Cuomo, who accompanied an urban search-and-rescue team, on Wednesday.
Relatives who have family members in the facility have started to gather outside the two-story gray building that is situated among a cluster of medical facilities and hospitals.
Most homes in the Keys have no power and there is practically no cell phone service or internet.
The storm also cut off power, water and sewage to the islands, which are home to some 70,000 people.
After discontinuing the product this spring, Nintendo has announced that it is bringing back the NES Classic Edition in 2018. Finally, Nintendo has heard our cries and confirmed that they would be re-releasing the #Nes Classic Edition in 2018.
Ahmedabad's rising Japanese connection has spawned around eight restaurants which serve Japanese food in and around the city. After laying the foundation stone, Abe and Modi will attend the India-Japan Annual Summit at the Mahatma Mandir.
The stock of Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc (NASDAQ:CRZO) has "Accumulate" rating given on Tuesday, October 20 by KLR Group. Macquarie Research maintained Smart Metering Systems PLC (LON:SMS) on Wednesday, June 28 with "Outperform" rating.
During that time, a resident said he heard a loud boom and looked out of the apartment to see the crane falling. The employee captured video of the collapse. "Our cranes are still weather vane-ing", Whiteman said.
Cleanopolis VR This educational title is primarily for kids but it doesn't mean that people of all ages won't be able to enjoy it. House of Terror VR This game gives you the chance to explore a haunted house full of monsters, traps, and very hard puzzles.
As part of the new strategy for the war in Afghanistan, Trump said his government would take a tough position on Pakistan. Pakistan is rightly taking friendly countries' leadership into confidence in the wake of Trump statement.
Director Rian Johnson has made it clear that he has no intentions to helm " Episode IX " of the " Star Wars " franchise. Abrams has been confirmed to handle both writing and directing Star Wars: Episode IX .
With plenty of points to be won and lost, the title race is still very much on and Arsenal will be confident of bridging the gap. Defensively, Arsenal have improved since Shkodran Mustafi joined the club in the summer but there is still room for improvement.
Johnson rushed for 814 yards and three touchdowns in his first year with the team in 2015. " Andre [Ellington ] looked very good". Tight end Troy Niklas suffered the same injury as Logan and Johnson, and said he had been afraid that was Johnson's issue.
Female Rebel BBL starts their season from the 9th f December, which is 10 days earlier from the male season of KFC BBL games. Fans of cricket across the world can see the online stream at the official Australian cricket website, and throw its app.
The annual revenue of Metafrax Group exceeded USD 660 million and the annual volume of investments amounted to USD 80 million. CHEMICAL ASSETS In 2014 Seyfeddin Roustamov became the major shareholder of the chemical company Metafrax (Perm region).