Nearly 2 million, mostly in Florida, without power in Irma's wake

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After Tragedy At Fla Nursing Home, Advocates Say New Rule Protecting Residents Doesn't Go Far Enough

- khn.org
15 Sep 2017
Florida's fits and starts toward post-Irma recovery have shifted to urgent efforts to protect its vulnerable elderly residents after a string of nursing home deaths. Several nursing homes have been evacuated because of a lack of power or air conditioning, while utility workers raced help dozens of others still lacking electricity as of Thursday. Homebound seniors found ...

New details highlight criminal neglect in death of Florida nursing home residents

15 Sep 2017
Even after the tragedy at Hollywood Hills, 62 out of Florida's 700 nursing homes remained without power on Thursday, leaving thousands of elderly residents at risk. At least 80 residents were evacuated from the Crystal Bay Assisted Living Facility in North Miami Beach Wednesday due to a lack of air conditioning. Century Village, a retirement community in nearby Pembroke ...
- wsws.org

Weary Floridians still without power as crews work 'around the clock

- talk1370.com
15 Sep 2017
Widespread outages can pose dangers, especially in the 90-plus degree Florida heat. A Hollywood, Florida, nursing home didn't lose full power but Irma did knock out its air conditioning; temperatures climbed up to 106 degrees at the facility, leading to the deaths of eight patients.

Vulnerable Florida residents a concern in Hurricane Irma aftermath

15 Sep 2017
On Thursday, 57 residents were moved from a suburban Fort Lauderdale assisted-living facility without power to two nearby centres where electricity was just restored. Owner Ralph Marrinson said all five of his Florida facilities lost power after Irma. Workers scrambled to keep patients cool with emergency stocks of ice and Popsicles.
- ctvnews.ca

Die in Florida Nursing Home Due to No Air Conditioning

- thomaslawoffices.com
15 Sep 2017
A disheartening news story made headlines in the New York Times yesterday after 8 nursing home residents were found dead in a Hollywood, Florida facility that was overwhelmingly hot without a working air conditioning system. The nursing home's AC system was knocked out during Hurricane Irma and had not been fixed yet. The facility did have working power otherwise, however, ...

Vulnerable Florida residents a concern in Hurricane Irma aftermath

15 Sep 2017
Statewide, 64 nursing homes were still waiting for full power Thursday, according to the Florida Health Care Association. The separate Florida Assisted Living Association said many of its South Florida members lacked electricity. The group was working on a precise count.
- reportca.net

Elderly Miami Residents Shelter in Place

- nbcnews.com
15 Sep 2017
One of the most startling images from Harvey's destruction in Texas last month showed hapless nursing home residents wallowing in waist-deep floodwater. And memories endure of the 35 elderly nursing home residents who drowned at St. Rita's Nursing Home in St. Bernard Parish, just outside of New Orleans, during Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Dozens of Florida nursing homes continue to lack power after Irma

15 Sep 2017
The Florida Health Care Association, an industry group, said it was informed that 64 of the state's 683 nursing homes did not have full power services restored as of Thursday morning. Also, information released by the state said 44 nursing homes were evacuated or closed.
- orlandoweekly.com

Hurricane Irma power outages FOX 13 Tampa Bay

- fox13news.com
15 Sep 2017
TAMPA (FOX 13) - Hurricane Irma's winds, while not as strong as feared, caused widespread power outages across Florida. Officials had warned ahead of the storm that millions could lose power around the state, and that restoration could take days or weeks. It also means residents should avoid potential hazards.

Million Remain Without Power in Florida as Residents Survey Irma Damage

15 Sep 2017
As many as 13 million people remain without power in Florida as the state begins to survey the widespread damage caused by Hurricane Irma. At least 11 people died on the mainland U.S. from the hurricane. Authorities say some parts of the Florida Keys may be inaccessible for weeks. The U.S. military is now helping evacuate some Florida Keys residents who did not leave ...
- democracynow.org

Nursing Home Patients Left to Die After Hurricane Irma Power Outage, Raising Questions about Florida Healthcare Regulation

- sokolovelawfirm.com
15 Sep 2017
Firefighters are also evacuating patients from a nearby behavioral health facility, and police are taking precautions to check the remaining 42 Hollywood nursing homes and assisted living centers. Elsewhere in Florida, about 150 of almost 700 nursing facilities are still without power. Add this to the fact that nursing homes are notoriously lax in solving life-saving ...

Utilities knew about climate change, extreme storms decades before Irma

15 Sep 2017
Limbaugh and Southern Company are still at it in 2017. Limbaugh maligned storm warnings ahead of Hurricane Irma on the air, but then himself evacuated from his Florida home as the storm neared. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma knocked out power to customers of Southern Company's subsidiaries in Alabama , Florida, Georgia , and Mississippi .
- energyandpolicy.org

At Least 8 Dead At Florida Nursing Home After Irma

- npr.org
15 Sep 2017
Police were checking on more than 40 other nursing facilities in Hollywood, Kate Stein of member station WLRN tells NPR's Newscast unit. She adds that utility providers have said they hope to have power restored for all of southeastern Florida by the weekend.

Power Restored to 4 8 Million Floridians Impacted by Hurricane Irma

15 Sep 2017
Power has been restored to over 4.8 million Floridians in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma as of Friday morning, though nearly 1.9 million statewide are still impacted by outages. On Monday, when Florida was at the height of the power outages, 6.7 million accounts were impacted.
- peoplespunditdaily.com

Hurricane Irma Relief Fund For Florida

- youcaring.com
15 Sep 2017
Hurricane Irma has caused catastrophic damage to southern Florida and The Virgin Islands leaving many without stranded and in need of immediate assistance. (i.e, Food, Clothing , Shelter, Power, Medical). All funds raised will go to immediate relief for those affected by Irma. Any donation you can spare will be of great assistance.

Power coming back for some, some still wait

15 Sep 2017
In Georgia, Glynn County continues to have a large number of customers without power. Georgia Power has just over 8,800 customers in Glynn without power, just over 20% of their customers in the county. Camden County has about 1,600 Georgia Power customers without power, while Ware and Charlton County have small numbers.
- firstcoastnews.com

Irma death toll in US climbs to 22 as power is restored to over 2 million Florida customers

- abcnews.go.com
15 Sep 2017
By late Tuesday, Florida Power & Light Co. had restored power to 2.3 million customers, which was 40 percent of those affected across the state; about 4.4 million customers in Florida are still without power as of Tuesday afternoon. The company said its customers on the state's east coast should expect most power to be restored by about Sept. 17, while customers on the ...

Texas nursing home that kept residents in waters raided

15 Sep 2017
He said: 'On August 30, as employees of our Lake Arthur Place skilled nursing facility worked with authorities to ensure a timely, safe and organized evacuation of our residents amidst the chaos of Hurricane Harvey, residents of that facility were forcibly evacuated by unknown volunteers.
- onlinebaseweb.com

Hurricane Irma 200kmh winds rain lash much of Florida

- miamimirror.com
15 Sep 2017
Irma was nearing the heavily populated Tampa-St Petersburg area late on Sunday, though in a much-weakened state. While it arrived in Florida a Category 4 hurricane, by nightfall it was down to a Category 2 with winds of 160kph. Meanwhile, more than 160 000 people waited in shelters state-wide as Irma headed up the coast.

Hulk Hogan calls Irma victims 'crybabies' for lamenting loss of power, water

15 Sep 2017
Meanwhile, nearly 2 million homes in Florida remain without power, including roughly 188,000 in the Tampa area, near where Hogan lives, according to the Tampa Bay Times . Clearwater, in particular, lost power to some of its waste water facilities, which resulted in 338,000 gallons of partially treated effluent flowing into Stevenson Creek .
- washingtonpost.com

Nursing Home Choking Accidents

- pksd.com
15 Sep 2017
The Milwaukee nursing home neglect attorneys at Pitman, Kalkhoff, Sicula & Dentice fight to hold nursing homes accountable for abusing or neglecting residents. If your loved one suffered a choking injury , call us to determine what legal options are available. We take cases on a contingency fee basis. This means you do not pay unless we recover compensation on your behalf.

Amid fears of 'riots' and ignored storm warnings, Scott wants power on 'now' in Florida Keys

15 Sep 2017
Adding to the frustrations of some Keys residents were back-to-back announcements from the Department of Defense and Federal Emergency Management Agency that, some feared, tried to dissuade residents from returning or exaggerated the ravages of Irma. DoD claimed that 10,000 people who hadn't left the Keys might need to be "evacuated" and FEMA estimated that one in four ...
- politico.com

We Know The Facility Did Have Power

- miami.cbslocal.com
15 Sep 2017
Robbins' statement read, "In March, we met with Broward county officials to identify top critical facilities that require priority power restoration. While this nursing home was given a level of priority, in working with county officials, other critical facilities, such as hospitals and 911 centers, were identified as higher priorities. As we emphasized before, during and ...

No power, blocked roads add to frustrations in Florida

15 Sep 2017
"I honestly didn't think it would be that bad. You hear a lot it's Category 5, but you really don't think it's going to hit your house," Gonzalez told CNN's Ed Lavandera, referring to Irma's strength in the Caribbean before the storm set its sights on Florida.
- kion546.com

Million are still without power in the southeast after Hurricane Irma

- rawstory.com
15 Sep 2017
Most of the remaining outages were in Florida Power & Light's service area in the southern and eastern parts of the state. FPL, the state's biggest electric company, said about 1.3 million customers had no power, down from more than 3.6 million on Monday.
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