Five dead at Florida nursing home

Five dead at Florida nursing home”

Hollywood, Florida police said the Rehabilitation Center of Hollywood Hills is being evacuated due to cooling issues.

Two residents were confirmed dead at the facility while three others died a short time after being rushed to the nearby Memorial Regional Hospital for treatment, Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief said at a morning press conference. No information has been released on the conditions of the other residents.

Police in Hollywood said that rescue crews were called to the home at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, WLPG-TV reported. The building has been sealed off while police investigate.

The neighboring Larkin Community Hospital was also being evacuated, Local 10 reports. The nursing home was one of them.

A phone number has been set up for family members to check on their loved ones: 954-265-1074. The building had been without power since Irma hit the area and forced the air conditioning issue. He said he's been calling Florida Power & Light for days to get it fixed. "We've been calling and calling ..."

The temperature in Hollywood for Wednesday is expected to get up to 88 degrees with 74% humidity. Check back for updates.

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