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Hurricane Irma insured losses at up to $50bn: AIR Worldwide

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Florida seniors were ushered out of stifling assisted-living centres Thursday while caregivers fought a lack of air conditioning with Popsicles and cool compresses after eight people died at a nursing home in the post-hurricane heat. The healthcare workers at The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills were aware on Sunday that "its air conditioning equipment had ceased to operate effectively".

"The suspicion is that these deaths should not have occurred", NPR's Jon Hamilton reported from the scene Wednesday. Jon says that "apparently, the facility lost some, but not all of its power after Hurricane Irma".

Broward County Medical Examiner Dr. Craig Mallak said after receiving some of the bodies for autopsies that the victims had been in poor health, and "it's going to be tough to tell how much was the heat and how much of it was they were sick already". "Portable A/C units were being used in the facility, but the facility was excessively hot".

"Over the past few days, I have seen firsthand how Hurricane Irma has impacted our communities, and I know from talking with these families that power restoration is the number one thing they need to start the recovery process", Gov. Rick Scott said in a written statement.

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"The building has been sealed off and we are conducting a criminal investigation inside", Hollywood Police Chief Tomas Sanchez told reporters on Wednesday. The generator is a large 15,000-watt model that's capable of powering an air conditioner.

Florida residents who evacuated ahead of the storm faced lengthy traffic jams, meanwhile, as they returned to check out their homes after days in shelters or with friends or family. Some were from facilities nearby. In fact, on Monday, September 11, Department of Health staff advised this facility to call 911 if they had any reason to believe that their patients were not safe.

"What we know now is that a portion of the facility did, in fact, have power, that there was a hospital with power across the parking lot from this facility and that the nursing home was required to have a permanently installed, operational generator", said FPL's Peter Robbins in a statement. The order also said that residents were suffering "respiratory or cardiac distress" between 1:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. Wednesday, and does not mention the patient who died Tuesday and was taken to the funeral home. "Although the details of these reported deaths are still under investigation, this situation is unfathomable".

The storm - which has claimed more than two dozen lives in the United States - struck southwestern Florida on Sunday morning as a category four hurricane before weakening to a tropical depression on Monday.

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Key details of the Hollywood Hills incident remain unknown, even after officials delivered an update Thursday morning. She adds that utility providers have said they hope to have power restored for all of southeastern Florida by the weekend. The mayor has sent out an alert to other areas in Florida to conduct a welfare check on all elderly residents because of the heat.

Though the number of people with electricity has improved from earlier in the week, some 4.9 million people across the peninsula continued to wait for power.

One resident died late Tuesday at Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills and was taken directly to a funeral home.

"It appears that there's a pending lawsuit alleging negligence". There's been a bankruptcy, a change of ownership and Medicare inspectors have given this place below-average ratings.

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