Trump views flooding's aftermath in hurricane-ravaged Florida

Image A nursing home without power was evacuated in Hollywood Florida

Image A nursing home without power was evacuated in Hollywood Florida

The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills said that the hurricane sparked a "prolonged power" failure to the transformer which powered its air conditioning, reported CNN.

Scott's statement said Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration and the Department of Children and Families also have launched investigations.

Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief confirmed three people were pronounced dead at the facility.

"The suspicion is that these deaths should not have occurred", NPR's Jon Hamilton reports from the scene.

One Miami-area apartment building was evacuated Tuesday after authorities determined a lack of power made it unsafe for elderly tenants, while officers arrived at another retirement community to help people stranded on upper floors who didn't have access to working elevators.

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Authorities evacuated more than 100 patients from the nursing home.

Irma, which made landfall Sunday morning in the Florida Keys as a Category Four hurricane, had triggered orders for more than six million people to flee to safety, one of the biggest evacuations in United States history.

Police said they have opened an investigation into possible criminal negligence.

Hurricane Irma has slammed into southwest Florida, threatening to bring unsafe storm surges to coastal areas, already battered by the hurricane's powerful winds.

The deaths in Hollywood were the grim realization of a nightmare many feared when power flickered out across Florida, a state with sweltering temperatures and a large population of elderly residents. Another person, who tried to get out of the home, was found dead on the front lawn, while four others from inside the home were taken to a nearby hospital.

Trump also praised Florida's Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who supported his presidential campaign, and said Scott should run for the Senate when his second gubernatorial term ends in 2019.

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"Most of the patients have been treated for respiratory distress, dehydration, & heat- related issues", doctors said during a news conference.

The account the nursing home executives provided to the Washington Post offers new details of the deteriorating conditions inside the facility.

Police said they have obtained a search warrant for the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, a facility that had a history of citations and poor inspections.

Irma hit Florida about two weeks after Hurricane Harvey plowed into Houston, killing about 60 and causing some $180 billion in damage, mostly from flooding.

FPL said after meeting with Broward officials back in March, the center was not identified as a top critical facility that requited priority power restoration.

Local law enforcement said the nursing home had been without air conditioning for days following the storm, which made landfall last weekend.

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Duke, which serves the northern and central parts of Florida, said on its website it expects to restore service to most customers by midnight on Sunday.

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