Hurricane Irma has claimed five more lives, patients at a Florida nursing home that lost electricity during the storm that brought widespread flooding and power outages over the weekend, authorities said yesterday.
The owner of the nursing home also is an officer of Larkin Community Hospital, a medical center with a troubled history.
According to Local 10 News, Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief said during a morning news conference that two people died at the facility and three more died at nearby Memorial Regional Hospital.
The overall death toll from Irma climbed to 81 on Wednesday, with several hard-hit Caribbean islands accounting for more than half the fatalities, and officials continued to assess damage inflicted by the second major hurricane to strike the US mainland this year.
The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hill had been operating with little or no air conditioning, officials said. "It's a sad event".
Almost 120 residents of the facility have been evacuated "due to intense heat and no power", WSVN said.
As patients suffered at the Rehabilitation Center, help wasn't far away: It's located across the street from a medical complex that includes the Memorial Regional Hospital - where the center's patients were taken after the scope of the problem became evident.
He added that calls to Florida Power & Light had not been returned. He said Broward County did not list the facility as critical infrastructure - the places where restoring power is a top priority after a storm - in a hurricane planning meeting earlier this year.
"The loss of these individuals is a profound tragedy within the larger tragedy of Hurricane Irma, and we extend our deepest sympathies to the families of these residents", Knapp said.
Irma, categorised as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record when it rampaged through the Caribbean, has killed at least 77 people, including over 20 in the United States.
Some 4.3 million homes and businesses were still without power on Wednesday in Florida and neighboring states, down from 7.4 million customers on Monday, according to Reuters.
With millions of people in Florida still lacking power, officials are urging those who need a break from the heat to visit cooling centers and drink water. Almost 3.8 million power customers in the state still lacked service early Wednesday as the mammoth effort to restore electricity in the often hot and humid region continues.
She was one of four US women in the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows, the most since five made it that far 15 years ago. She had an operation in January, and while forced to stay away from her sport, she found a new appreciation for it.
China has opposed deployment of THAAD, saying its powerful radar can probe deep into its territory, undermining its security. Russian Federation shares the concerns voiced by China on the plans to deploy the THAAD system in South Korea, he noted.
The Spokane Sheriff's Office is expected to provide more information at a news conference sometime on Wednesday afternoon. Spokane schools says all public schools in the area have been placed in a full lock-down as a precautionary measure.
Nomar Mazara had a two-run homer in the nightcap for Texas, which won the first game 12-8 behind four hits from Elvis Andrus. Indians manager Terry Francona said he noticed nothing out of the ordinary when his team played the Red Sox .
Goodfriend, 66, worked for more than 20 years at the Richmond Fed and is seen as a leading hawkish voice on monetary policy. As Yellen's current term expires in February next year, Trump has also begun the search for the next Fed Chair.
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Gal Gadot will also reprise her role in the sequel which is expected to be released in theaters on December 13, 2019 . Wonder Woman has eclipsed $800 million at the global box office, and Jenkins was paid $1 million for that job.
Meanwhile, Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy said, there were around three CCTV cameras, we will examine the footage. The Editors Guild of India "strongly condemned" the murder of Lankesh and called for a judicial probe into the incident.
Gujarat is also setting up a second Japanese Industrial Park as Modi's home state decks up to host PM Shinzo Abe . Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe reached Ahmedabad on Wednesday evening.
Rapoport said Johnson is getting more opinions on the injury but could be a candidate for the Cardinals' injured reserve list. In a radio interview after his press conference, Arians explained a bit more: "He wants to find a way to play".
The depression is forecast to strengthen into a tropical storm within the next day or so, and it will receive the name Katia. Tropical Storm Jose was moving west and was about 1,135 miles east of the Lesser Antilles.
Janet Jackson performs the opening night of her State Of The World tour at the Cajundome in Lafayette, LA on September 7, 2017. Meanwhile, she's going through a divorce from his father, Wissam Al Mana , after five years of marriage.
In addition, New Jersey National Guard members are being deployed to Florida to help with the storm's impact. Soldiers said their focus is on humanitarian efforts, medical evacuations, triage and patient transfers.
With Williams serving and the set tied, 5-5, Stephens stepped up. "In the end, she ended up winning more points than I did". I know if it was the other way around she would do the same for me. "I just worked my tail off".
Hurricane Irma has already claimed at least four lives, as it batters Florida , having earlier killed 28 people in the Caribbean. Intrigued, Marcelo Clavijo and several friends went out for a drive to take in the unusual sight of an empty bay.
Defensively, Michigan football yields 17.0 points and 192.0 total yards per game, 181.0 in passing and 11.0 in rushing. Rudolph broke Brandon Weeden's mark of 9,260 yards it late in the second quarter, and finished the night with 9,352.
There have been claims that there was indeed a collusion between Moscow and the heated up campaign of President Donald Trump. The company said it found another $50,000 spent on around 2,200 ads that might be politically motivated.
Her boyfriend, Tyler Tessier , had stood with her parents Monday at a news conference and made a soulful plea for her safe return. Wallen's family had said they received a "troubling" text message from her about an hour later but attempts to reach her failed.
The EIA forecasts North Sea Brent crude spot prices to average $51 per barrel in 2017 and $52 per barrel in 2018. As a result, the growth rate anticipated for next year also increased, by about 100,000 bopd, to 1.35 MMbpd.
Thankfully, Canelo-Golovkin is almost upon us, and the fight is at least happening within the acceptable window of peak viability. My last opponent, Avtandil Khurtsidze got arrested and the fight was cancelled. "I will enjoy it", Golovkin said.
Apple also announced that high-resolution 4K movies from its iTunes stores will carry no premium over the existing 1080p content. Amazon is also said to be building a 4K version of its Fire TV Stick, which would probably sell somewhere around the $40 range.
Harvey struck the US oil hub of Texas two weeks ago, knocking out a quarter of the nation's refineries. Expectations for a hefty weekly rise in US crude-oil supplies limited the price rise for oil, however.
Unidentified security officials told Reuters that the attack took place near Arish, the capital of North Sinai province. Egypt has been suffering from a spike in terrorist attacks targeting civilians in the mainland over the past year.
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If the offensive line can open up some holes and get decent protection for Fromm, then this should be Georgia's game to lose. App State junior running back Jalin Moore added 38 yards on 13 carries and made a career-high four catches for 34 yards.