Investigators seek answers in Florida nursing home deaths

17 Septembre, 2017, 22:03 | Author: Claudine Rigal
  • Trump dismisses climate change question

Randy Katz, chairman of the department of emergency medicine at Memorial Regional Hospital, said fire and rescue crews received a call early Wednesday about a patient in distress at the rehabilitation facility.

Within the next 60 days, all assisted-living facilities and nursing homes must obtain a generator and enough fuel to sustain operations and maintain comfortable temperatures for at least 96-hours after a power outage.

Across Florida and nearby states, some five million homes and businesses were without power on Wednesday, down from a peak of 7.8 million on Monday. "When we approach her she wasn't really crying but tears were kind of coming, she says 'I can't breathe, I can't breathe Jean, '" Johnson said.

Several nursing home administrators also said that prior to Irma's arrival, the governor gave the facility a cellphone number to contact him directly if there was a problem during the storm.

ELI PINA: After the hurricane, they were working on a generator because their AC broke because of Irma. The nursing home remains without power due to Irma.

The Sun-Sentinel newspaper, citing the Broward County Medical Examiner's Office, said the eight people who died were between the ages of 71 and 99 years old.

While a nursing home has been at that location almost 50 years, the Rehabilitation Center's name and registration are only two years old. He declined to say whether the electricity was entirely out at the facility or if only the air conditioning was out.

The nursing home, the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, said it had a "prolonged power failure to the transformer which powered the facility's air conditioning system as a result of the hurricane (that hit Sunday)".

Hurricane Irma, which devastated some Caribbean islands and parts of Florida and was at one point the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the open Atlantic, has dissipated, but it has left a trail of death and destruction in its wake.

Joan Markel, stands in food waters cleaning debris from her yard, after Hurricane Irma near Jerome, Florida, U.S., September 12, 2017.

Tillerson: les USA pourraient rester dans l'Accord de Paris sur le climat
Donald Trump a pour sa part annoncé à la fin du printemps son intention de faire sortir les Etats-Unis de l'accord . Et pourrait peut-être modérer l'entêtement de Donald Trump à refuser tout accord sur le climat.


Les Etats-Unis pourraient rester dans l'Accord de Paris — Climat
Beaucoup espéraient qu'après Harvey et Irma, la position américaine de sortir de l'accord de Paris sur le climat puisse évoluer. Pour rappel, l'administration Barack Obama avait entériné l'accord de Paris, fin 2015.


SpaceX Dragon Cargo Craft Splashes Down in Pacific Ocean
This is the 12th successful ISS resupply mission SpaceX has conducted using one of its Dragon cargo capsules. Dragon is now the only resupply spacecraft that is capable of returning to Earth intact.


The governor said he has ordered a probe by state authorities.

Officials said they dialed the number multiple times to report that the facility lost power - and even tried Scott's personal cell - but it took days for them to receive help.

Gov. Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Children & Families and the Agency for Health Care Administration have begun an investigation.

The deaths are under investigation as criminal homicides.

"There's nothing we can do", Long said.

"FPL has got to have a better plan for power", he said, referring to the state's largest utility, Florida Power & Light.

The nursing home eventually evacuated all of its patients Wednesday morning at the order of the responding crews.

North Carolina reported its first Irma-related death on Friday after a man died from carbon monoxide poisoning, and two more people died in Florida from the risky fumes, including a woman in Palm Beach County.

In the battered Florida Keys, meanwhile, county officials pushed back against a preliminary estimate from the Federal Emergency Management Agency that 25 percent of all homes in the Keys were destroyed and almost all the rest were heavily damaged.

SHAPIRO: Well, Eli Pina, thank you very much for telling us your story.

Conseillé:

  • NFL Week 2 Picks: Can the Dolphins, Chargers hit the over? 9/15/17

    NFL Week 2 Picks: Can the Dolphins, Chargers hit the over? 9/15/17

    CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports Dolphins SLB Lawrence Timmons has left the team ahead of Week 2 against the Chargers . Trailing 24-7 at one point, Los Angeles got to within a potential game-tying field goal with:05 remaining against Denver.
    Jerry Jones impeding Roger Goodell extension talks

    Jerry Jones impeding Roger Goodell extension talks

    ESPN reported Sunday morning that the Cowboys owner has helped stall contract negotiations between the league's compensation committee and Goodell.
    Worker injured while reparing ride at Central Carolina Fair in Greensboro

    Worker injured while reparing ride at Central Carolina Fair in Greensboro

    A fair worker in North Carolina was taken to the hospital Friday night after falling from a Ferris wheel he was trying to fix . The injured worker was taken by Guilford County emergency workers to a local hospital and has since been released.
  • Cyclisme sur route: le contre-la-montre par équipes pour la Sunweb

    Cyclisme sur route: le contre-la-montre par équipes pour la Sunweb

    La formation Quick-Step, tenante du titre, est restée au pied du podium (4e à 35 sec). BMC, titrée en 2014 et 2015, s'intercale à la deuxième place.
    NYPD top cop orders increased security after London subway bombing

    NYPD top cop orders increased security after London subway bombing

    Peter Donald said Friday that the NYPD also is monitoring intelligence through a joint terrorism task force. While the units' presence may be unsettling for some, the NYPD says it's simply a sign of the times.

    Pamela Anderson supplie Kim Kardashian de ne plus porter de fourrure

    Contrairement à Pamela Anderson qui n'apprécie que très peu l'amour que porte Kim Kardashian à la fourrure. "C'était adorable de te voir à la Fashion Week de New York".
  • Ligue 1 : Nice enchaîne à Rennes, Metz décolle à Angers

    Ligue 1 : Nice enchaîne à Rennes, Metz décolle à Angers

    Le Stade Rennais et l'OGC Nice s'affrontaient pour le compte de la 6e journée de Ligue 1, au Rohazon Park, cet après-midi. Les Rennais restaient pourtant sur une prestation aboutie au Vélodrome de Marseille, avec une victoire 3-1.
    The Pirate Bay may use your PC to mine cryptocurrency

    The Pirate Bay may use your PC to mine cryptocurrency

    Torrent Freak said they were told the miner was being tested for 24 hours as a possible replacement for traditional banner ads. He added that users can disable and stop the miner if they block Javascript on their pages.
    Second man arrested over Parsons Green terror attack

    Second man arrested over Parsons Green terror attack

    The UK's terror threat level has been downgraded from critical - meaning an attack is imminent - to severe. The entire neighborhood around their house was evacuated as a precaution when the search began Saturday.
  • England vs West Indies T20

    England vs West Indies T20

    The hosts were set 177 to win and looked odds-on to add to their Test series win after racing to 64 for 1 inside six overs. Conditions were soft and slippery, the umpires were close to calling it off actually, ' Carlos Brathwaite said.
    No pole but Red Bull confident of Singapore win

    No pole but Red Bull confident of Singapore win

    Nico Hulkenberg and Kevin Magnussen both retired late in the race to bring the total number of casualties to eight. The track, with its 23 corners, greatly reduces speed and was expected to favor Ferrari over Mercedes.

    Liverpool Boss Klopp: Burnley Draw Is Our Fault

    Much has been said about how his finishing still needs work but last night, he was truly one of Liverpool's best. His second was saved at close range by the Liverpool goalkeeper with Anfield enraged by a warning unheeded.


Populaire

Abraxas Petroleum Corporation (AXAS) Receives $2.68 Average Price Target from Analysts
Hermes Investment Mgmt Ltd holds 0.42% of its portfolio in Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY ) for 344,246 shares. The oil and gas segment explores for, develops and produces oil and condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and natural gas.

Predictions: Arizona Cardinals at Indianapolis Colts
Arians has always been known for his aggressive play calling and willingness to go for the deep shot on each and every play. The Cardinals were a chic pick to return to the playoffs this season but 0-2 would be an inauspicious start.

Serbia's leader to attend gay pride march for first time
In 2010, over 100 people were injured at Pride as right-wing groups clashed with police trying to protect those marching in Pride. It is the first time that a Serbian prime minister joins the annual pride parade, which has been marred by violence in the past.

L1 (J6) : Les compos de PSG - Lyon
Le tarif de l'abonnement varie, selon les formules et la durée d'engagement, entre 19,90 et 49,90 euros par mois. La presse du jour ne s'accorde pas vraiment sur les compositions d'équipe du match PSG/OL de ce dimanche soir.

"Je pense que Wayne Rooney aura l'accueil qu'il mérite" — José Mourinho
Manchester United a très bien démarré le match qui l'opposait à Everton ce dimanche après-midi en ouvrant le score dès la 4e minute.

Le Barça renonce à Coutinho et fonce sur autre star de Liverpool !
Maintenant je suis ici, et je ferai de mon mieux, comme toujours, " a conclu le grand ami de Neymar. Liverpool est un club formidable dans le monde entier.

FIA take 'no further action' against Vettel, Kimi, Max
'Driver of vehicle 7 had a very good start and was able to attempt overtaking of auto 33 on the left hand side. Alonso, meanwhile, bravely continued but retired on lap 9.

L'Australie mène 2-1 devant la Belgique — Coupe Davis
De Greef est apparu totalement tétanisé par l'enjeu, commettant de nombreuses fautes directes et accumulant les mauvais choix. Nick Kyrgios aura ainsi l'occasion de conclure, dimanche, lors du premier simple où il devrait affronter David Goffin .

Mexico accepts Israeli offer to help develop Central America
The Israeli leader will also address the GA on Tuesday, with Iranian encroachment along Israel's northern borders a central issue on his agenda.

Amber Tamblyn Is Putting Hollywood's History of Harassment on Blast
In the New York Times op-ed piece , Tamblyn writes that "Too often, they are questioned mercilessly about whether their side is legitimate".