Eight More Dead in Irma’s Aftermath
The danger hasn’t passed. Eight patients died after a power outage caused by Hurricane Irma cut a southern Florida nursing home’s air conditioning in 92-degree heat. Police have opened an investigation into the deaths, and Gov. Rick Scott has temporarily forbidden the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills from admitting new patients, blaming the nursing home for not giving senior citizens adequate care. Meanwhile, millions of Florida residents remain without power and utility companies warn it could take weeks before it’s fully restored. President Trump plans to visit the state today.