1 dead, 30 evacuated at Hollywood nursing home

Officials in Daytona Beach have warned residents of new dangers as the southern Florida city remains without power

"Right now the building has been sealed off and we're conducting a criminal investigation inside".

Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief said about 100 patients were evacuated from the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills early Wednesday.

A neighbor told FOX35 Orlando generators were not allowed in the community, and officials across Florida are warning people to keep generators outside homes.

Broward County Medical Examiner Dr. Craig Mallak said his office had received the bodies of at least three of the victims - two women age 71 and another who was 78 - for autopsies.

"As with millions of other Floridians, our centers are coping with the loss of power and infrastructure in the communities that were most affected by the devastation", the Florida Health Care Association said in a statement Wednesday.

The fort's docking pier and some interior facilities were also damaged by the storm, though National Park Service officials said no artifacts were damaged. It will be around 90 degrees for parts of central and southern Florida for the next several days, with humidity making the air feel like it's in the mid-90s. "Can't give you anything more specific than that at this point".

Early previous year Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills only had a temporary generator and couldn't describe plans to replace it with a permanent generator, according to records from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Emergency services were called after some residents awoke sick. The family members reportedly are accusing the nursing home of providing "inhumane" treatment during Harvey evacuations. Sixty-one nursing homes had been evacuated as of Tuesday afternoon, Knapp said.

"Most of the patients have been treated for respiratory distress, dehydration, & heat- related issues", doctors said during a news conference.

All 115 patients from the rehabilitation center were evacuated to hospitals, officials said.

Sanchez said officers have been assigned to check 42 assisted living facilities and nursing homes in Hollywood to "make sure they are in sufficient care of the elderly". Any plan submitted by the Hollywood center was not immediately available.

~150 of Florida's almost 700 nursing facilities do not have power restored, according to the Florida Health Care Association advocacy group. 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.

Five people died in a nursing home left without air conditioning.

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