Six Florida nursing home residents die in aftermath of Hurricane Irma

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Including the nursing home deaths, at least 25 people in Florida have died under Irma-related circumstances, and six more in SC and Georgia, many of them well after the storm had passed.

Firefighters evacuated 158 people from the nursing home. Five others died in hospital.

A criminal investigation has been launched into the deaths of eight patients at a Florida nursing home in Irma's aftermath.

"We were helped after Katrina and we need to help our friends in Texas and Florida", Kennedy said.

Three bodies were found on the second floor.

The woman with the camera then goes out into the hallway, where a naked woman who appears to be sleeping or unconscious is slouched on a gurney.

Aerial footage showed patients sitting outside in wheelchairs and others being taken out of the facility on stretchers. Memorial Regional is located across the street from the nursing home.

In Hollywood, the Rehabilitation Center said the hurricane had knocked out a transformer that powered the air conditioning.

Gov. Rick Scott's office released a statement Friday, saying the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills had not reported that conditions at its facility had become unsafe for patients. One resident died at the facility Tuesday but, because the patient had a do-not-resuscitate order, was sent to a funeral home before police asked for the body, according to police.

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The nursing home has had brushes with the regulators in recent years for violating federal rules on its power system, a generator and because of a faulty alarm, according to records. She said Bobby Owens had been at the facility for more than 10 years.

Bondi also said there have been 11,080 complaints about price gouging during and after the hurricane barreled through the state, leaving millions without power.

The Florida Department of Health said that "at no time" did the nursing home "report that conditions had become risky or that the health and safety of their patients was at risk". Workers at the facility got more portable air conditioners from a nearby hospital, the facility's timeline says.

Friday afternoon, the state's Agency for Health Care Administration said conditions at the facility present a threat to the safety of residents and it suspended the nursing home indefinitely from taking patients paid for by Florida Medicaid. "It is 100 percent the governor's responsibility to do everything in his power protect every Floridian". To make matters worse, an additional 18 people from an adjoining facility were also relocated because of the investigation.

Scrutiny has also settled on the nursing home's owner, Dr. Jack Michel.

Six people at a Florida nursing home that was left without power for days after Hurricane Irma have died. After the air conditioning went down, staff set up "mobile cooling units and fans to cool the facility", Carballo said.

Older people can be more susceptible to heat because their bodies do not adjust to temperatures as well as those of younger people.

On Twitter Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) said he is planning to "aggressively demand answers" on how the "unfathomable" incident happened, and will hold anyone who "wasn't acting in the best interests of their patients" to the "fullest extent of the law".

Hollywood Police Chief Tomas Sanchez said the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills facility has been sealed off and police are conducting a criminal investigation. After the hurricane passed, a deputy took her back home and another brought her food. In addition, there are more than 3,100 assisted living facilities with over 99,000 beds.

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