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Hurricane Irma

Nursing home tragedy unfolded days after Irma’s initial hit

Three days after Hurricane Irma hit Florida, the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills still didn’t have air conditioning, and it ultimately became the grimmest tragedy in a state already full of them. Eight people died and 145 patients had to be moved out of the stifling-hot facility, many of them on stretchers or in wheelchairs.

Seniors fight post-hurricane heat with Popsicles, compresses

Florida seniors were ushered out of stifling assisted-living centers 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.

Hurricane victims facing a long road to home reconstruction

With floodwaters nearing knee height, Arlene Estle fled to the upstairs of the Houston house where she’s lived for 50 years and raised four children. It was many hours later before her son-in-law arrived by boat to rescue her.

8 die at nursing home as death toll in Irma’s wake mounts

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 7:41 p.m.

Eight patients at a sweltering nursing home died after Hurricane Irma knocked out the air conditioning, raising fears Wednesday about the safety of Florida’s 4 million senior citizens amid power outages that could go on for days.

FEMA estimates one-fourth of Keys homes could be destroyed

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 8:12 p.m.

With 25 percent of the homes in the Florida Keys feared destroyed, emergency workers Tuesday rushed to find Hurricane Irma’s victims – dead or alive – and deliver food and water to the stricken island chain.