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Death Of 8 At Florida Nursing Home Sounds Alarms After Irma

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - Hurricane-scarred Florida warily eyed the fate of its most vulnerable residents and emergency workers were urged to immediately check on those in nursing homes after eight people died in a scorching facility that lost its air conditioning in the storm. Even in the face of a storm that shrouded nearly the entire state and had officials still piecing together its destruction, the news Wednesday from the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills stood out, with victims as old as 99 among the dead and worries the count could grow. "Unfathomable," Gov. Rick Scott said. "Inexcusable," Sen. Bill Nelson added.

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