5 dead, others evacuated at Hollywood nursing home without power after Irma

Remigio Civitarese
Settembre 13, 2017

Some 120 residents of the facility have been evacuated "due to intense heat and no power", WSVN said.

Sharief said she did not have any details about the causes of death, and that authorities are investigating. Police are going to the 42 other assisted living facilities in the area to check on those other residents. The building has been sealed off while police investigate.

WSVN-TV report that the nursing home did appear to have a back up generator, although it does not appear to have been working. Multiple stretchers are also on site.

A phone number has been set up for family members to check on their loved ones: 954-265-1074.

Crews were called to the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday after residents woke up sick, according to the Miami Herald.

Ten million people are still without power in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas after Hurricane Irma. He said he had been trying to have the unit fixed for days.

This is a developing story.

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