5 dead after AC issue that forced evacuation of Florida nursing home

5 dead after AC issue that forced evacuation of Florida nursing home

"I have nobody", she said.

Detailing the problems identified this week by the Agency for Health Care Administration, member station WLRN reports, "In its complaint, the healthcare agency said that on September 10 the rehab center 'became aware that its air conditioning equipment had ceased to operate effectively.'".

A police spokesperson simply said "a number of people" were "in respiratory distress" at the facility. Five others died in hospital. Memorial Regional Hospital took in 141 of those patients. A sixth death was announced in a press release later Wednesday morning, per Local 10.

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

In Florida, the state's biggest electric company said its outages dipped to 3.3 million from a peak of 3.6 million earlier on Monday.

Shaking her head, Johnson added, "What a bad price to pay". "What a price to pay - not just my Betty, but all the people", Johnson said.

Glendale Owens, the daughter of one of the men who died, said she last visited her father in the nursing home Monday and everything seemed fine. "I'm saving my money up and moving out of here", she said. In addition, the nursing home is situated in the same location as well.

Friends and relatives of the patients rushed to the nursing home Wednesday after learning that eight people had died.

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The deaths came as people trying to put their lives back together in hurricane-stricken Florida and beyond confronted a multitude of new hazards in the storm's aftermath, including tree-clearing accidents and lethal fumes from generators. "Staffing was short. These people didn't have to die". "It fit the things she needed". "She kept on saying, 'Alguien se equivoco.' (Somebody messed up)". Police used city trolleys as one way to transport residents of the Krystal Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to a new facility, according to public information officer Brian Andrews.

A reporter contacted Jeffrey Nova and informed him that his mother, Gail Nova, was among those who died. "The scene was chaotic when I arrived", said Dr.

"It was literally feet away", he said. In both instances, the nursing home corrected these deficiencies. The moratorium prevents the facility from admitting any patients until the order is lifted.

Police have also started a criminal investigation, Sanchez added. Reached by phone on Thursday, Rosemary Cooper, a licensed practical nurse at the rehabilitation center, declined to discuss specifics about the case, citing the investigation.

The Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration gave the home a health-inspection rating of "much below average", the Miami Herald reported. Florida Power & Light, reportedly claims, the center was not on the county's high priority power restoration list.

"It was very hot inside as was the nursing home here that we're investigating", Sanchez said.

"It is an emerging scandal of gargantuan proportions", Nelson said at a news conference Wednesday afternoon. "You go, you check on them, you make sure they have water and food and that's it", he said.

Of Florida's total 309 hospitals, all operational facilities have power or are running on generator power. Every facility that is charged with caring for patients must take every action and precaution to keep their patients safe -especially patients that are in poor health.