5 Dead at Florida Nursing Home After Hurricane Irma Reportedly Knocked Out Air Conditioning

PEOPLE.com | 9/13/2017 | Char Adams
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Five people died Wednesday morning when an air conditioning issue forced the evacuation of a Florida nursing home, reports say.

Authorities were called to the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in Hollywood just after 7:30 a.m., WPLG reports.

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Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief said during a news conference that two people died at the center and three more died at a nearby hospital.

Sharief said that the victims died due to lack of air conditioning at the facility after Hurricane Irma knocked out the building’s power, USA Today reports. Temperatures in the city have reached nearly 90 degrees.

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It is unclear how long the building had been without power, but Sharief reportedly said that the electricity had not been working for days, according to the publication.

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