Deerfield-News.com-Deerfield Beach,Fl-Six senior citizens of Broward have died at a Hollywood Nursing home and Memorial Hospital.This morning Broward Mayor Barbara Sharief has confirmed this during an early morning press conference.Paramedics were called about 7.30 Am this morning .An evacuation of the facility “The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills”, 1200 N 35th Ave and nearby Larkin Hospital is under way.Like many homes, businesses and nursing care and elderly assisted living facilities they lost electric due to Irma .Apparently they had no air conditioning due to a faulty” Air Conditioning” breaker. Seems they did have generators,Hollywood Police are on the scene and investigating the cause,and trying to figure out if something criminal has happened. Source says they plead for help from FPL. Over 100 patients have been moved and others are apparently also critical.This facility is literally across the street from Memorial Hospital.Authorities have just announced the number has risen from five to six deaths.Now sadly the count is at eight as of 6 PM.
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