Florida Nursing Domestic Dying Toll At 12

Story highlights Twelfth death reported after Florida nursing home was left without A/C after IrmaThe nursing home failed to report dangerous conditions to authorities(CNN) A 12th former resident of a Florida nursing home died Thursday, more than two weeks after Hurricane Irma knocked out the facility’s air conditioning, according to the Hollywood Police Department.
Nursing home residents suffered in the heat after Hurricane Irma, which downed a tree that knocked out the transformer powering the air conditioning system.
Despite multiple calls between the nursing home and state authorities, the nursing home did not report that its patients were in danger or that they needed to be evacuated, according to a report last week by Florida Gov.
The facility failed to evacuate residents from the sweltering heat in the days following the storm.
The state advised managers “multiple times” to call 911 if such a situation arose — “Something they failed to do,” the 159-page report said.

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