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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .