5 dead, others evacuated at Hollywood nursing home without power after Irma

Three people are dead from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning at a Florida home following Hurricane Irma and four others have been hospitalized

Hollywood Fire Rescue evacuated residents from The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, 1200 N 35th Ave., after some residents awoke sick.

Five people died at a nursing home in Hollywood, Florida, in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, officials said Wednesday.

Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief said during a news conference that two people died at the center and three more died at a nearby hospital. Police are going to the 42 other assisted living facilities in the area to check on those other residents.

Damage from Hurricane Irma had caused the facility to lose air conditioning, according to reports.

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The city's fire department and police began evacuating residents Wednesday morning, she said.

It's not yet clear what conditions prompted the evacuation. Families looking for information can call the hospital hotline at 954-265-1074.

Twelve other storm-related deaths had been reported by the Florida Division of Emergency Management as of Tuesday afternoon.

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