Saturday, 19 January, 2019

Irma death toll rises in Florida

Satellite imagery of Bay Drive just east of Key West Florida after being struck by Hurricane Irma Irma death toll rises in Florida
Christy Curtis | 20 September, 2017, 00:40

The Florida Health Care Association will host an emergency-preparedness "summit" in Tallahassee.

"I am demanding answers as we furiously investigate this awful loss of life". The center's 145 patients were left inside the sweltering building after Irma moved through and knocked out power. Almost 30 percent of homes and businesses in both Collier and Monroe counties remain without power.

On Saturday, power was restored to at least three nursing homes and 10 assisted living facilities housing elders in Florida.

The Florida Division of Emergency Management put the official toll at 34, but it excluded eight known deaths in the Keys and eight more in a nursing home in Hollywood, north of Miami.

Another impact from Irma will be flood damage, which is generally not covered by property insurers but falls under the National Flood Insurance Program, with 1.73 million policies in Florida, the most of any state.

The state reported that 205 of the state's ALFs are using generators, although it is unknown whether these generators are powerful enough to operate air conditioning. State Rep. Jason Brodeur (R), chairman of the Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee in the Florida House, also believes that regulatory changes may be needed for assisted living facilities, reported WUSF News.

A second call came an hour later - but by the third call for help, the facility raised eyebrows that the situation may become deadlier and deadlier as temperatures increased and the nursing home was left without adequate air conditioning.

Officials from the Florida Department of State's Bureau of Archeological Research in the Division of Historical Resources said they are working to preserve the the canoe, estimated to weigh 600 to 700 pounds. The state would not provide a list.

Scott's rule will expire in 90 days, and he vowed to take action against facilities that don't comply within the 60-day deadline. The Atlantic hurricane season extends until November 30. Nursing homes are covered by an emergency rule under Florida AHCA. "Now it's time to help our neighbors, and that's what we're doing today", Diaz said. Power, water and cell service are still spotty. She said installing a generator at a nursing home can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, with costs varying by the sizes of the facilities.

The federal program paid out $623 million in claims from Hurricane Matthew previous year in Florida and other states, with individual claims averaging $38,305, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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