Eight Hollywood nursing home residents died Wednesday morning in a building left without air conditioning after Irma blasted South Florida, according to authorities at the scene.
Hollywood Fire Rescue evacuated residents from The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, 1200 N 35th Ave., after some residents awoke sick. Like many places in South Florida, the nursing home has been without power since being blasted by tropical storm winds with hurricane gusts on the edge of Hurricane Irma.
Tuesday’s low temperature in Hollywood, according to the National Weather Service, was 79 degrees.
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Note: To check the status of patients at The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, family members should call 954-265-3000.
This story has been updated to reflect the number patients that died at the nursing home.