Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Irma: Five dead at Florida nursing home left without power

Irma: Five dead at Florida nursing home left without power

Three people were found dead at the nursing home and two others died after arriving at the hospital, Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief said during a press conference Wednesday.

"To my knowledge and to my understanding, what I have right now, there's a total of five deaths from the same facility", Sharief said.

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Broward County officials said about 100 patients were evacuated from the facility and officials are working to relocate them to safety.

Authorities were called to the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in Hollywood just after 7:30 a.m., WPLG reports.

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Hollywood police did not immediately respond to a request for comment from PEOPLE. Police are going to the 42 other assisted living facilities in the area to check on those other residents.

Dave Long, a fix man, told WPLG that the building's air conditioning unit fell out during Hurricane Irma. The building has been sealed off while police investigate.

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This is a developing story.

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