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President Trump Arrives in Florida After Irma

"The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills expresses its deepest sympathy to the family members of the residents who passed away following a prolonged outage of our air conditioning system due to Hurricane Irma", the nursing home said this week. Flood coverage premiums average US$450, providing coverage of $250,000 on the structure and $100,000 for the contents, says the Insurance Information Institute.

Near the point of despair, remembering to take her medicine or locating her cane are nearly insurmountable challenges.

The city first "became [aware] a crisis was unfolding at the facility after multiple calls in the early morning hours" Wednesday, city spokesperson Raelin Storey said this morning.

"CBS This Morning" called the nursing home multiple times for comment but got no answer. NBC 6 is working to identify the woman and check on her condition.

Eight people died at a nursing home when the hurricane knocked out power and the facility lost air conditioning.

In all, 141 patients were evacuated from the facility.

Nevertheless, millions of residents in Florida remained without power on Friday, a unsafe scenario amid high temperatures in the state.

"When asked if they had any medical needs or emergencies, (the nursing home) did not request assistance or indicate any medical emergency existed", Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief said in a statement.

"It's important to note that through Monday, the building was still cool and the spot coolers were in place maintaining required temperatures", the facility said.

A third call later came in as well, police said.

Hurricane Irma is expected to be one of the mostly costly storms in history with losses estimated at US$20 billion to US$65 billion, including up to US$50 billion in the USA, according to risk modelling software company AIR Worldwide.

Officials initially said as many as 158 people had been moved from the center; on Thursday, police clarified that 145 patients were sent to Memorial Regional Hospital - 141 from the center and four from an adjoining facility.

"It was not a member of the Florida Health Care Association", said Kristen Knapp, with Florida Healthcare Association. And, criminal charges should follow should investigations nail down what looks for all the world like willful negligence.

The nursing home has a history of safety violations and citations, including two for not following generator regulations in 2014 and 2016. "Portable A/C units were being used in the facility, but the facility was excessively hot". She can not raise the electric-powered hurricane shutters that cover her kitchen windows. The Center also had seven days of food, water, ice and other supplies, including gas for the generator. He added: "As of Tuesday, [the facility] was reporting that everything was OK, that it was using portable air conditioners and fans".

On Saturday, Scott ordered the directors of the Agency for Health Care Administration and the Department of Elder Affairs to issue emergency rules to keep residents safe in health care facilities during emergencies.

Three agencies have launched investigations into how this happened, but many questions remain unanswered.

"I never even knew a Category 5 existed", the president told reporters at the White House Thursday, at a reception following his return from Florida where at least 26 people have been killed by the massive storm, according to the Miami Herald. "If they find that this facility was not meeting the state's high standards of care, they will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law".

Mainly, however, he sought to highlight the work of federal, state and local agencies, which have received praise for their coordination amid trying circumstances.

"That is a hard proposition", she said. However, they control most aspects of life for people inside, which can be a real danger when government oversight is inadequate (as it usually is). She said Hibbard told her, "I can't breathe".

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