Trump Says He Hopes FL Gov. Scott Runs For Senate

Trump Says He Hopes FL Gov. Scott Runs For Senate

Kirsch noted that hundreds of elderly people died in the 1995 Chicago heat wave and when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005.

The 34-second recording shows a couple in a room at The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in Hollywood, with a fan sitting on a nightstand, blowing air across the room and a window cracked open slightly.

Craig said nursing home staff had assured her before the storm that they were prepared to shelter residents safely through the hurricane and were equipped with generators, food and other necessary supplies.

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.

"It's a sad state of affairs", the police chief said.

The eight deaths at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, days after Irma struck, stirred outrage at what many saw as a preventable tragedy, and heightened concerns about the vulnerability of the state's large elderly population amid widespread, lingering power outages. "We are fully cooperating with all authorities and regulators to assess what went wrong and to ensure our other residents are cared for".

In the middle of the video, the camera moves into the hallway where a naked woman is hunched over on what appears to be a hospital bed.

"That's another question for the state agencies that regulate these nursing homes".

Leighton said the facility didn't spend what was needed to guarantee residents' safety.

In all, 141 patients were evacuated from the facility.

John Tupps, Scott's communications director, alleged that, "Every call made to the governor from facility management was referred to the Agency for Health Care Administration and the Florida Department of Health and quickly returned".

Jeffrey Nova said he learned of his mother's death Wednesday morning from a reporter who got his name and contact info from a nursing home employee. Broward County said the home alerted officials about the situation Tuesday, but when asked if it had any medical needs or emergencies, it did not request help.

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Including the nursing home deaths, at least 26 people in Florida have died under Irma-related circumstances, and six more in SC and Georgia, many of them well after the storm passed. More than half the community of 15,000 residents lacked power. Rick Scott has directed Florida's agency for healthcare administration to remove the rehabilitation center from the Medicaid program.

In a statement released after 6 p.m. Friday, the Florida Department of Health said it was "100 percent the responsibility of health care professionals to preserve life by acting in the best interest of the health and well-being of their patients".

The nursing home has had a list of safety violations and citations, including two for not following generator regulations in 2014 and 2016.

Federal law now requires that nursing homes be kept between 71 and 81 degrees and have a backup power source in case of emergency.

The facility was is just one of almost 700 nursing homes across the state, about 150 of which still lacked power as of Wednesday morning when the Hollywood Hills crisis occurred, according to the Florida Health Care Association.

Hollywood police are investigating the eight deaths.

Canadian snowbirds who were lucky enough to escape property damage from hurricane Irma will still face higher costs as insurance providers jack up premiums and condo associations levy special assessments, say Florida insurance experts.

One of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record, Irma bore down on the Caribbean with devastating force as it raked the northern shore of Cuba last week before barreling into the Florida Keys island chain on Sunday, packing sustained winds of up to 130 miles per hour (215 km per hour).

"I know for our entire state, but especially the Keys, it's going to be a long road". In addition, there are more than 3,100 assisted living facilities with more than 99,000 beds.

On Thursday, one of the latest deaths reported involved cleanup crews in Coconut Grove, Florida, finding the body of a man under a pile of seaweed in a boat, a local ABC affiliate reported.

SHAPIRO: There were 150 nursing homes in the state that had lost their power that day. It was "terribly hot", she added, but at least the elevator was working.

"Things look real damaged from the air, but when you clear the trees and all the debris, it's not much damage to the houses", said Monroe County Commissioner Heather Carruthers. There were overflowing trash bins, rusty air conditioning vents, soiled bathtubs and cracked or missing bathroom floor tiles. "They're probably panicking", Tremblay said from Deerfield Beach where she holed up during the storm.

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