5 dead at Florida nursing home after Irma knocks out power

Parts of Daytona Beach remained flooded days after Irma made landfall

Parts of Daytona Beach remained flooded days after Irma made landfall

Five people are dead after the evacuation of a Hollywood, Florida, nursing home left without power after Hurricane Irma, officials said Wednesday morning.

The incident also forced the facility to evacuate.

Hollywood Fire Rescue evacuated residents from The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, 1200 N 35th Ave., after some residents awoke sick.

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The deceased resident's cause of death - whether it was from the heat or natural causes - was not immediately known. He said he had been trying to have the unit fixed for days.

Without the fuse, he was unable to fix the unit.

"There's nothing we can do", he said. "We've been calling and calling".

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Aerial footage showed patients sitting outside in wheelchairs and others being taken out of the facility on stretchers, CBS News reports. The nursing home has apparently been without air conditioning since the storm.

Another person died in Daytona Beach on Wednesday from carbon monoxide poisoning from an electric generator.

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