Hurricane Irma Nursing Home Tragedy
We don’t want to add to the sense of loss and devastation that the loved ones are feeling at the loss of eight residents at a nursing home in Florida. The residents passed away at the nursing home when the facility lost power because of #HurricaneIrma. The electricity went out and the air conditioners weren’t working.
You can read the entire story about how these residents, aged “71 to 99, died following a prolonged outage of our air conditioning system due to Hurricane Irma.”
Our hearts go out to the survivors and we urge anyone with loved ones in a nursing home to ask what the evacuation procedure is in the event of a power outage to protect our vulnerable senior citizens.