6 Dead In Florida Nursing Home From No AC After Hurricane Irma

Broward County Officials have confirmed that six residents of a Hollywood, Florida nursing home have died due to a power outage caused by Hurricane Irma.

Sad day at Hollywood Nursing Home

After Hurricane Irma, the home was surrounded by flood waters and left without power. Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief said that three of the victims were found dead at the nursing home and two others died at a local hospital. A sixth person also died, but officials are not sure when it happened. Witnesses say that the victims died from a lack of air conditioning, since they had been in extreme heat for several days.

More than 100 people were also evacuated from the nursing home and taken to other facilities. Currently, the building is sealed off for a criminal investigation.

Twitter responds to nursing home tragedy

The incident has sparked some outrage and criticism on Twitter:

Fatalities from Hurricane Irma so far

So far, there have been 23 reported deaths in the United States caused by Hurricane Irma, compared to 70 people who died in Texas from Hurricane Harvey. Additionally, there were more than 40 deaths reported in the Caribbean.

— Peter Amirata

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