More than 40 died in the Caribbean.
"I wasn't there, because I swear to God if I was there I can call the police and scream", Veroy told NBC6.
Relatives who have family members in the facility have started to gather outside the two-story gray building that is situated among a cluster of medical facilities and hospitals. One transformer handles life and safety systems while the second supports the air conditioning system.
The tragedy now means that more than 80 people have died because of Irma across the United States and the Caribbean. The reason they were calling Scott was they were told to call a special cell phone that Scott gave out to healthcare executives saying they should call if there are any problems. It went straight to voicemail.
Rehabilitation Center officials couldn't immediately be reached for comment.
Tuesday, however, saw no change. "Why weren't there more power supplies provided if there weren't?" Nursing home officials again complained they were in need of help from FPL.
The remaining patients were treated for respiratory distress, dehydration and heat-related issues, officials said.
The police and fire departments were called to the nursing home around 4 a.m. Wednesday.
The storm also cut off power, water and sewage to the islands, which are home to some 70,000 people. The eight people who died on Wednesday were between the ages of 71 and 99.
He also directed the state health care agency, which is investigating, to impose a moratorium barring the facility from accepting new patients.
Some had body temperatures of 106 degrees.says State Senator Gary Farmer. "Approximately 150 facilities out of the almost 700 facilities in the state do not now have full power services restored".
Florida Power & Light said it had provided electricity to some parts of the Hollywood nursing home but that the facility was not on a county top-tier list for emergency power restoration.
"We're with you today, we're with you tomorrow, and we're going to be with you until Florida rebuilds bigger and better than ever before", Pence said.
Aerial footage showed patients sitting outside in wheelchairs and others being taken out of the facility on stretchers.
Gov. Scott announced Thursday the Center will no longer receive state Medicaid funds.
Schenone said the governor's executive action aims to prevent similar deaths from occurring in the future.
The nursing home's other residents have been evacuated and the building has been sealed off. They don't sweat as much, they are more likely to have medical conditions that change how the body responds to heat, and they are more likely to take medication that affects body temperature.
"We will not stop until 100 percent of Florida homes and businesses have power so all families can get back to their normal lives".
At least a quarter of the homes in the Keys were destroyed, according to federal emergency management officials, and 65 per cent suffered some damage.