1. Hollywood Fire Rescue and police evacuated about 120 residents from the home on Wednesday morning, The Palm Beach Post reported, citing local media reports.
  2. Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief said that three people died at the Rehabilitation Center and that three others died at a hospital, according to WTVJ. Earlier Wednesday, Sharief told the news station only two people had died at the hospital.
  3. The victims were not identified and their causes of death were not immediately known.
  4. Florida Gov. Rick Scott said that he is going to "aggressively demand answers on how this took place" in a statement released Wednesday afternoon.
  5. "I am absolutely heartbroken to learn of news reports of the deaths of multiple individuals in a nursing home in Broward County," Scott said. "Although the details of these reported deaths are still under investigation, this situation is unfathomable."
  6. Hollywood police Chief Thomas Sanchez told reporters Wednesday that a criminal investigation has been launched. Officials believe that the deaths were "connected to the loss of power following the storm," he said.
  7. Scott said officials withe the Department of Health have been in contact with management at the Rehabilitation Center and the Larkin Community Hospital Behavioral Health Services next door. Hospital administrators were told to call 911 if they had any reason to believe the health or safety of the hospital's patients was at risk.
  8. "Yesterday afternoon, the facility reported to the AHCA (Agency for Health Care Administration) that they had power and access to fans and spot coolers provided by Memorial Healthcare," Scott said.
  9. Kitchen worker Jean Lindor told the Miami Herald that the Rehabilitation Center had a generator, which was being used for cooking, but that it had no working air conditioning in Irma's wake.
  10. Dave Long, an employee of air conditioning service company Airstron, told WPLG that a fuse needed to cool the Center's air conditioning unit was knocked out of place by Irma. He told the news station that he's been waiting for days for Florida Power & Light to fix the issue.
  11. "There's nothing we can do," Long told WPLG. "We've been calling and calling. ... It just doesn't seem to be going anywhere and I can't do anything until we get that fuse popped back in."
  12. However, Florida Power & Light officials told The Palm Beach Post that the facility was not on the list of top-tier infrastructure facilities provided to them in March by Broward County officials.
  13. "What we have seen is something extremely tragic. It points to the need for having plans in advance. Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of those who have lost their lives," Rob Gould, spokesman for Florida Power & Light, told The Palm Beach Post. "We need to make sure we don’t see any more tragedies occur," he said.
  14. Hurricane Irma made landfall Sunday at Cudjoe Key in the Florida Keys. It dropped torrential rain over the state before spinning to the northwest and dissipating Tuesday.
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