"The building has been sealed off and we are conducting a criminal investigation inside", Hollywood Police Chief Thomas Sanchez told reporters on Wednesday. "It's a sad event".
Paulburn Bogle, a member of the housekeeping staff, said after the air conditioning failed, the staff used fans, put cold towels and ice on patients and gave them cold drinks. Additionally, the public is advised that due to the traffic closure and the volume of activity, anyone that does not need to come to Memorial Regional Hospital for treatment or other medical necessity, refrain from doing so. When he left last week he didn't know what he would find when he returned. Gould said FPL met with Broward County officials in March before the storm season to discuss what facilities would be prioritized for power restoration this year.
"This is not something we just roll in immediately right off the bat, because still, that life-safety, life-sustaining mission takes (precedence) over the Disaster Recovery Centers", FEMA director Brock Long explained to the News-Press.
"I have nobody", she said.
Florida's heat adds a perilous element to the ongoing outages. "Someone let the ball drop very, very far", Kenneth Nova said by phone from his home in Winter Haven.
He called the impacts a "real disaster" and said there's "much work do" but that Florida "will be rebuilt and will come back even better than before".
On Sunday, at 3:49 p.m., administrators contacted Florida Power and Light with an emergency request to restore power.
The White House did not specify which area of the state the President would tour during his stop, but sources told CNN he would travel to the Fort Myers area, on Florida's gulf coast.
"This situation is unfathomable", he said. Scott said he was directing state agencies to worth with local law enforcement to investigate the incident.
The victims range in age from 71 to 99 and causes of their death are yet to be determined, the release said.
At least 34 storm-related deaths have been reported on the USA mainland, according to local officials.
A day earlier near Orlando, firefighters helped relocate 122 people from two assisted-living centers that had been without power since the storm. And northern Florida, including the city of Jacksonville, was flooding.
Across the street from the stifling nursing home sat a fully air-conditioned hospital, Memorial Regional.
Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez said about half of the county's traffic signals were out.
Across the state, the explanations for the outages were visible alongside the road.
Residents of the mid-Florida Keys city of Marathon could be allowed to start returning as early as this weekend, a week after Hurricane Irma slammed the archipelago, Gastesi said. Scott said, "We've got to keep fuel on that road and all the roads so that people can get home".
Use FPL's Power Tracker to see what areas are still without power.