Ninth nursing home resident dies after power outage

Nursing home deaths raises concerns about senior facilities after Irma

A ninth resident of a Broward County nursing home that lost power during Hurricane Irma has died, officials said.

Carlos Canal, 93, died in hospice care on Monday, according to the Orlando Sun-Sentinel.

Eight other residents died Wednesday at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills. The deaths were heat-related, Hollywood Police Chief Tom Sanchez said then.

The incident caused Gov. Rick Scott to order all nursing homes to get backup power to run air conditioning during emergencies.

 

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