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8 Dead, Others Evacuated At Hollywood Nursing Home Without Power After Irma

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CAITLIN OSTROFF
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Miami Herald
Residents are evacuated from the powerless Hollywood Hills Nursing Home, 1200 N 35th Ave., on Wednesday morning.

Eight Hollywood nursing home residents died Wednesday morning in a building left without air conditioning after Irma blasted South Florida, according to authorities at the scene.

Hollywood Fire Rescue evacuated residents from The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, 1200 N 35th Ave., after some residents awoke sick. Like many places in South Florida, the nursing home has been without power since being blasted by tropical storm winds with hurricane gusts on the edge of Hurricane Irma.

Tuesday’s low temperature in Hollywood, according to the National Weather Service, was 79 degrees.

Read more at our news partner, the Miami Herald

Note: To check the status of patients at The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, family members should call 954-265-3000.

This story has been updated to reflect the number patients that died at the nursing home.