Manager of nursing home where 8 died has been charged before

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Quoting back from Gov. Rick Scott's praise for the federal government's responsiveness, Trump added: "As Rick said, we have been very, very fast, and we had to be". The hospital is literally right across the street from the nursing home. "These kind of facilities should be regulated with a strong, tight rein. and it hasn't happened".

"What we know now is that a portion of the facility did, in fact, have power, that there was a hospital with power across the parking lot from this facility and that the nursing home was required to have a permanently installed, operational generator", said FPL's Peter Robbins in a statement.

A nurse from Memorial Regional walked over to the center around 6 a.m. and decided it was in the best interest of the patients to get them out. "We know that's an important issue for people". The were identified by the Broward County medical examiner as Gail Nova, 70; Estella Hendricks, 71; Carolyn Eatherly, 78; Betty Hibbard, 84; Bobby Owens, 84; Miguel Antonio Franco, 92; Manuel Mario Medieta, 96; and Albertina Vega, 99.

Lawmakers submitted legislation requiring generators at adult living facilities and nursing homes.

Gillum said he found the incident disturbing and also called for a second look into the deaths. He said that allowed the carbon monoxide to seep inside.

The nursing home had a history of poor inspections and citations. Federal court records show the U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami filed civil charges in 2004 against Dr. Jack Michel, several other individuals, and several businesses, including Larkin Health Systems.

The case was settled in 2006 for $15.4 million.

Calls to the owner and other officials at the home were not immediately returned. Randy Katz, medical director of the hospital's emergency department.

And on Thursday in Florida, before his comments aboard Air Force One about climate change, Trump said the people of Florida experienced something "the likes of which we can say really say nobody's ever seen before".

The Miami-Herald reports that a criminal investigation has been launched, and officers are being sent to check on the 42 other nursing homes in the area.

Earlier this week, the governor said health officials had been in contact with the facility and advised staffers to contact 911 if they believed the health and safety of patients was at risk.

Meanwhile, detectives were combing through the Hollywood facility where eight elderly residents died amid sweltering heat.

The air conditioning was out, but Sanchez said it remained under investigation whether power was entirely cut.

The Atlantic hurricane season has killed at least 100 people so far and caused estimated damage of at least $135 billion in the USA and the Caribbean.

It was not clear whether the facility had a back-up generator or what measures were taken to care for residents after the storm.

Elderly evacuees at Westwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., are loaded onto a bus after eight people died at another facility. on Wednesday..

With all of Florida's major utility companies working overtime to restore power to millions of customers in the midst of one of the largest disaster blackouts in USA history, the nursing home staff had to know that despite their requests, power wasn't likely to be restored immediately - especially given that hospitals and other critical infrastructure were higher on the priority list.

After spending hours meeting with people on the French side of the shared French-Dutch island of St. Martin earlier, Macron promised to compensate those who had lost homes and livelihoods and to rebuild a more diversified economy.

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