5 dead at Florida nursing home after Hurricane Irma knocked out power

Five people are dead after a Florida nursing home was left without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, local officials say.

Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief said about 100 patients were evacuated from the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills early Wednesday. The 152-bed nursing home is located around 35 kilometres north of Miami.

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Three residents were found dead at the nursing home and two others died at the hospital, Sharief said during a media conference Wednesday.

Some residents were evacuated from the facility early Sunday morning and some reportedly awoke sick at the center, which had been without air conditioning for a few days.

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