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8 nursing home patients die in power-deprived Florida

By Compiled by Democrat-Gazette staff from wire reports

This article was published September 14, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

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An emergency medical team moves a woman out of a nursing home in Hollywood, Fla., on Wednesday after the air-conditioning system failed. Eight people died and more than 100 had to be evacuated.

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Florida Keys resident John Hartman uses a satellite phone Wednesday on Summerland Key to call a friend and ask for help after Hurricane Irma.

This aerial photo taken Wednesday shows widespread damage to homes in Sunshine Key, Fla.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (center), speaking Wednesday after touring the flooded Black Creek near Jacksonville, vowed to punish anyone culpable in the d...

A warning to looters is painted on the side of William Smith’s house in Marathon, Fla., on Wednesday. Damage to the area was extensive, with flooding ...

Boats are wedged under a bridge in Marathon, Fla., on Wednesday. Cleanup from Hurricane Irma will take weeks, but the recovery will take months, offic...

Sarah Boessenecker tries to step up on a boardwalk Tuesday in Folly Beach, S.C., where Hurricane Irma caused extensive beach erosion.

Nancy Daffin reacts Wednesday as she returns to her devastated home in Everglades City, Fla. “I don’t know what I’m going to do,” she said.

The death toll left behind by Hurricane Irma continued to rise Wednesday with the loss of eight lives at a South Florida nursing home that apparently was without air conditioning during ongoing power failures statewide, area officials said.

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Photos by The Associated Press

Florida Keys resident John Hartman uses a satellite phone Wednesday on Summerland Key to call a friend and ask for help after Hurricane Irma.

This aerial photo taken Wednesday shows widespread damage to homes in Sunshine Key, Fla.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (center), speaking Wednesday after touring the flooded Black Creek near Jacksonville, vowed to punish anyone culpable in the d...

A warning to looters is painted on the side of William Smith’s house in Marathon, Fla., on Wednesday. Damage to the area was extensive, with flooding ...

Boats are wedged under a bridge in Marathon, Fla., on Wednesday. Cleanup from Hurricane Irma will take weeks, but the recovery will take months, offic...

Sarah Boessenecker tries to step up on a boardwalk Tuesday in Folly Beach, S.C., where Hurricane Irma caused extensive beach erosion.

Nancy Daffin reacts Wednesday as she returns to her devastated home in Everglades City, Fla. “I don’t know what I’m going to do,” she said.

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