A statement from the nursing home, the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, confirmed that it had a "prolonged power failure to the transformer which powered the facility's air conditioning system as a result of the hurricane". It was recently 85 degrees with 70% humidity there, according to the National Weather Service.
"I am going to aggressively demand answers on how this tragic event took place".
Detailing the problems identified this week by the Agency for Health Care Administration, member station WLRN reports, "In its complaint, the healthcare agency said that on September 10 the rehab center "became aware that its air conditioning equipment had ceased to operate effectively".
Florida residents who evacuated ahead of the storm were facing lengthy traffic jams meanwhile as they returned to check out their homes after days in shelters or with friends or family. "Can't give you anything more specific than that at this point".
"We are managing 115 patients throughout the Memorial hospitals", Memorial Healthcare System spokesperson Kerting Baldwin said Wednesday.
Emergency services were called after some residents awoke sick.
Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief said three were found dead at the Hollywood Hills nursing home. As families gathered outside of the nursing home to wait for news about their loved ones, Mitchell was approached by a woman whose mother had stayed in the same room as Wilson.
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"There are a number of critical patients", said Hollywood spokeswoman Raelin Story.
The deaths, believed to be storm-related, would take the death toll from Irma in Florida to at least 18 and more than 55 overall including those in the hard-hit Caribbean. A handful of small fans powered by a borrowed generator were all that kept the situation from devolving into a medical emergency, said Dan Nelson, Cape Coral Shores' chief operating officer.
"It's extremely hot on the second floor of the facility", Sanchez said, but wouldn't specify if any of the six victims lived on the second floor of the two-floor building.
As a precaution, police are also visiting 42 other facilities in the city to make sure patients are okay.
"Was not interested to get there", she said, blaming Florida Power and Light, not the nursing home staff, for the deaths.
Key details in the Hollywood Hills incident remain unknown, even after officials delivered an update Thursday morning. Almost 3.8 million power customers in the state still lacked service early Wednesday as the mammoth effort to restore electricity in the often hot and humid region continues. The association added that it is working with state officials to identify homes without power so that utility companies could prioritize those in greatest need.
In an online statement, Florida Gov. Rick Scott pledged to investigate through local law enforcement and state agencies. In addition, there are more than 3,100 assisted living facilities with over 99,000 beds.