Irma: Temperature Inside Florida Nursing Home was 99 Degrees
AMENDED COMPLAINT ABOUT NURSING HOME DEATHS REVEALS TEMPERATURE OF 99 DEGREES
(CNN) – In the aftermath of hurricane Irma; the temperature inside a Florida nursing home reached nearly 100 degrees, the day residents had to be evacuated.
A dozen people died; those 12 deaths are being considered homicides.
Still the subject of a criminal investigation, the rehabilitation center at Hollywood hills evacuated its residents in September as temperatures inside rose without air conditioning.
An amended complaint, filed in court last Friday, describes miserable conditions inside the facility.
The complaint says law enforcement found the ambient temperature on the second floor of the nursing home reached 99 degrees at 11:25 A.M. hours after the evacuations.
At least 10 of the 12 people who died lived on the second floor.
The amended complaint also gives details about the victims, including a resident whose internal body temperature was measured at 107 degrees.
Florida’s agency for Health Care Administration is seeking a court order that will fine and revoke the license of the rehabilitation center at Hollywood Hills.