The intense heat and tough conditions post-Irma turned deadly in Hollywood, Florida.
According to officials, five elderly patients died and over 100 people have been evacuated from a nursing home after their facility was left without power.
As per WSVN:
According to Hollywood Fire Rescue and Police, 120 people were evacuated at The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, located at 1200 N 35 Ave., due to intense heat and no power. Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief also confirmed five people have died, but it remains unknown whether the deaths are related to the heat.
The mayor said at an EOC news conference that three deaths occurred at the nursing home, and two deaths took place as they were transported to a nearby hospital.
The nursing home, however, remains without power due to Hurricane Irma.
The Miami Herald also reported the evacuation was prompted after some residents woke up sick.
Images from reporters on the scene show an evacuation is underway.
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