Dead At Nursing Home In Florida Following Hurricane Irma

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At least five people have died at a nursing home in Hollywood, Florida, Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief said during a press conference Wednesday morning.

Rescue crews began evacuating the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills early Wednesday to evacuate scores more from the the facility, NBC Miami reports.

"To my knowledge and to my understanding, what I have right now, there's a total of five deaths from the same facility", Sharief said. Police are going to the 42 other assisted living facilities in the area to check on those other residents. The building has been sealed off while police investigate. The nursing home was one of them. Multiple stretchers are also on site.

Hurricane Irma knocked out power for millions of people.

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A phone number has been set up for family members to check on their loved ones: 954-265-1074. He said he had been trying to have the unit fixed for days.

"There's nothing we can do", employee Dave Long told WPLG-TV. "We've been calling and calling ..."

Tuesday's low temperature in Hollywood, according to the National Weather Service, was 79 degrees. Check back for updates.