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Six Dead After Florida Nursing Home Goes Without Air Conditioning After Irma


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Emergency workers at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Fla., on Wednesday.

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Jason Henry for The New York Times

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Six people are dead and more than 100 have been evacuated to hospitals from a nursing home that had no air conditioning following Hurricane Irma, the police said Wednesday.

The nursing home, the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, had electricity but suffered a “prolonged power failure” to the transformer that powered the air conditioning, the administrator said in a statement provided to NBC 6, a local television station. “Unfortunately, early this morning several patients experienced distress and there were three fatalities,” the statement said.

Two more died during the evacuation to a nearby hospital, city officials said. A sixth person also died, officials said, though it was not immediately clear when that happened.



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