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After Irma: Sixty-four Florida Nursing Homes Still Without Power

In this photo taken Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, patients are evacuated from Krystal Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after losing power in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, in North Miami Beach, Fla.
In this photo taken Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, patients are evacuated from Krystal Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after losing power in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, in North Miami Beach, Fla.

The number of nursing homes in Florida still without power stood at 64 midday Thursday — down from about 400 that lost power due to Hurricane Irma, according to the .

The plight of residents in nursing homes and other residential health care facilities turned dire on Wednesday, when heat reportedly contributed to the death of eight residents in a Broward County nursing home without power.

Under state and federal regulations, nursing homes are not required to have generators but must have an “alternate source of energy to maintain temperatures to protect resident health and safety. …”

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