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The shocking news that eight people who were residents of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in Hollywood, Fla., died at the facility in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma has sparked many questions about how such a thing could happen. He did not elaborate. He also said investigators will look into how many windows were open. We have also extended our help to include sending medical supplies, food and volunteers to the areas and we have also not heard back on this offer as well. "Communication is lacking in many portions of Monroe County".

Trump, standing alongside Scott and other Florida officials, said he knows that "at a certain point it ends for you and we can't let it end".

The death toll from the storm approached 80 as officials continued to assess the damage after Irma powered through the Caribbean as one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes on record and slammed into the Florida Keys archipelago with sustained winds of up to 130 miles per hour (215 km per hour). A Tampa man died after the chain saw he was using to remove trees recoiled and cut his carotid artery.

The Florida Health Care Association described the deaths as a "profound tragedy within the larger tragedy of Hurricane Irma".

Broward County officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment. "A real disaster, much work to do".

"It is clear that this facility can not be responsible for Florida's vulnerable patients, and therefore the State will stop them from providing care", Scott said in a news release. Otherwise, I wouldn't have put her there.

Residents of the Florida Keys are returning to a much different landscape than the one they left last week.

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Through a representative, Carballo told the SunSentinel newspaper that the home has a back-up generator but that it does not power the air conditioning. "If we don't have the wall, we're doing nothing", he said.

The nursing home released a statement saying it had a "prolonged power failure to the transformer which powered the facility's air conditioning system as a result of the hurricane", CNN reported. They had them in the hall with little clothing and portable air conditions and fans.

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Eight patients at the center between the ages of 71 and 99 died Wednesday due to intense heat and no power.

"They were sick already". But the most recent state inspection reports showed no deficiencies in the area of emergency plans. Kitchen worker Jean Lindor said the center had power from a generator to cook meals, but no air conditioning. "I have spoken to the secretary of HHS today to alert him that they need to do an investigation", Nelson said.

"They're hurting down there right now", Boone told WDBJ7.

Flora Mitchell arrived at the home trying to learn the fate of her 58-year-old sister, a stroke patient.

At the Coral Gables building that was evacuated, five firefighters went up the dark emergency stairwell, strapped Ofelia Carrillo - a frail 97-year-old woman who is immobile and has heart problems - to a special evacuation chair and carried her down.

"I can tell you from driving around you see lines down all over the place", Albers said.

On Tuesday 6.8 million people remain without power in the steamy-late summer heat - about a third of Florida's population.

Those on the west coast, where Hurricane Irma made landfall, will likely have power restored by September 22, according to the company.

The city of Hollywood got a bit of good news on Thursday, as officials lifted a mandatory boil-water notice that had been instituted on Sunday.

In Broward County, more than 212,000 electricity accounts were without power Thursday morning, state officials said.

Crews also worked to fix two washed-out, 300-foot (90-meter) sections of US 1, the sole highway that runs through the Keys, and check the safety of the 42 bridges linking the islands.

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