MIAMI — A twelfth affected person has died after being taken from an overheated Florida nursing residence that misplaced its air con throughout Hurricane Irma, officers confirmed on Friday.
Dolores Biamonte, fifty seven, died Thursday night time, in response to a press release from the Broward County Medical Examiner’s Workplace.
Hollywood police are treating all 12 deaths from the Rehabilitation Middle at Hollywood Hills as a part of a felony investigation, spokeswoman Miranda Grossman stated in a press release.
Eight sufferers died Sept. thirteen, three days after the storm knocked out the nursing residence’s air con. Others died within the following days. Some who died had physique temperatures as excessive as 109.9 levels Fahrenheit (forty eight Celsius).
Investigators need to know why the sufferers died after the storm regardless that a totally functioning hospital sits simply throughout the road from the nursing house, Grossman stated.
Because the storm, Gov. Rick Scott gave nursing houses and assisted dwelling amenities 60 days to adjust to new guidelines that require them to have turbines able to offering backup energy for 4 days.
The lifeless vary in age from fifty seven to ninety nine. Nobody has been charged.