Deaths at Florida Nursing Home after Irma

Deaths at Florida Nursing Home after Irma

Though Hurricane Irma did not arrive in Florida as strong as expected, damage was done.

New drone video out of Florida captured an aerial view of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma in the Sunshine State. The staff used fans, put cold towels and ice on patients and gave them cold drinks, he said.

Eight patients at a sweltering nursing home died after Hurricane Irma knocked out the air conditioning, raising fears Wednesday about the safety of Florida's 4 million senior citizens amid power outages that could last for days.

Some had body temperatures of 106 degrees.says State Senator Gary Farmer. "It's going way ahead of schedule - weeks ahead of schedule".

In the battered Florida Keys, meanwhile, county officials pushed back against a preliminary estimate from the Federal Emergency Management Agency that 25 percent of all homes in the Keys were destroyed and almost all the rest were heavily damaged.

"That's a very, very special problem", he said. We fed and housed hundreds of employees in need as well.

At least 13 other people were killed in Florida, four in SC and two more in Georgia.

"The job that everybody done is incredible", Trump said.

"We are there for you 100 percent, " Trump said before donning gloves and helping to hand out sandwiches from a lunch line under a canopy.

Mr Trump handed out sandwiches to residents, while Vice President Mike Pence and First Lady Melania Trump offered them bananas. Trump said then, "if they have to go higher, they'll go higher, frankly".

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.

"(We) quickly identified some issues inside the facility with fire rescue and immediately evacuated the building", Katz said. In the afternoon, authorities learned that another had died early in the morning, and was initially uncounted because the person had been taken directly to a funeral home. The youngest was 70, according to the Broward County Medical Examiner's office.

President Trump visits Florida to assess damage after Irma.

In one of the latest actions to protect older residents, firefighters helped relocate 122 people late Wednesday from two assisted living centers near Orlando that had been without power since Hurricane Irma.

The Government has so far committed to spend £57m on disaster relief for the Turks and Caicos Islands, the British Virgin Islands and Anguilla.

The Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) said meanwhile that Hurricane Max was moving eastward just south of the resort city of Acapulco and could make landfall later Thursday.

September 11 As the storm reached Tampa, Florida, it became a Category 1 storm.

Oaxaca is still struggling to recover after it bore the brunt of the damage from an 8.2 magnitude natural disaster that struck Mexico only last Thursday, leaving 96 people dead.



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