HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — New video shows the conditions inside a Florida nursing home wheredays after Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning, CBS Miami reports.
The 34-second video shows residents at the Hollywood Hills Rehabilitation Center pang in the breathless feverishness while staff used fans in an try to cold them. A couple is seen fibbing in their beds while a tiny fan sits on the nightstand beside them.
The video was taken by the couple’s daughter, who did not wish to be identified.
The footage is the first demeanour into what kind of conditions the residents at the Hollywood Hills Rehabilitation Center were vital in that resulted in the death of eight patients.
At one point, the video shows a exposed lady in a corridor who is hunched over what appears to be a hospital bed.
The video was shot Tuesday, Sept. 12, but the problems began two days prior, when the storm’s winds knocked out energy to the transformer that powered the center’s air conditioning system.
Within the hour, the center’s administrators called the Florida Power Light Company to ask for help. They contend the company betrothed a organisation would come the next morning, but they never arrived. A comparison central at the core also called an emergency cellphone series Gov. Rick Scott gave out, but several calls went true to voicemail.
They pronounced they done some-more than 50 additional calls to Florida Power Light.
The trickery began job 911 Wednesday morning, but 4 hours after several patients had dead. The rest of the center’s occupants were evacuated an hour later.
When Florida Power Light workers arrived at the nursing home after the patients died, it took them approximately 20 mins to get the center’s energy back up and running.