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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 11:19 AM

Irma: Six Dead At Florida Nursing Home Left Without Power

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Six people at a Florida nursing home that was left without power for days after Hurricane Irma have died.

Police evacuated 115 residents on Wednesday from the facility, whose air conditioning was cut by the storm.

Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief said three were found dead at the nursing home in the city of Hollywood. Three others died in hospital.

Ten million people are still without power in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas after Hurricane Irma.

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RCW2014 Sep 13 OP
rahtruelies Sep 13 #1
Cave Dweller Sep 13 #2
RCW2014 Sep 13 #3
def_con5 Sep 13 #4
smoke check Sep 13 #5

Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 11:25 AM

1. ********************* CLASSIC FAKE NEWS ALERT************

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 11:30 AM

2. Left without power?

Was that nursing home the ONLY building on the block that had no power? What kind of nursing home does not have backup power generating capabilities? A bad one, that is what kind.

This is from CMS regulations

Q: General inquiry on generator: Does the generator have to be able to power up AC/Heat.
Can you please clarify for me, is that a requirement with the final rule?
A: The requirement in the Emergency Preparedness final rule states that a facility must develop and
implement policies and procedures that address the alternate sources of energy to maintain
temperatures to protect resident health and safety and for the safe and sanitary storage of provisions.
CMS does not recommend what type of alternate type of energy source a facility chooses. However,
the source that is chosen by the facility must be in full compliance with all other CMS conditions
for participation in Medicare and Medicaid programs. If a facility determines that the alternate
source of energy needed to be in compliance with the Emergency Preparedness final rule
requirements is a generator then it must provide the necessary level of generator with a capacity to
run a HVAC system.

It is the fault of the owner of the facility. No one else. Lack of proper planning, pinching pennies.

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Response to Cave Dweller (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 11:33 AM

3. The facility my mom is in has a backup generator and was put to good use this spring when

we had this freak-assed windstorm with 65mph. Blew all day long and wasn't a cloud in the sky.

Damn near didn't make it home as trees were dropping and blocking roads all over the place.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 11:46 AM

4. There's got to be "a rest of the story"

Even if they didn't have a back up generator, or it failed ,or ran out of fuel. All they had to do was yell for help, and they would have gotten the people out.

They managed to evacuate the hospital, after it was destroyed, in the Us Virgin islands.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:05 PM

5. Yes, it could have happened.

Even with regulations requiring backup generators things happen. The generators aren't properly maintained, the fuel gets old, water gets into areas it shouldn't and shuts down the generators, The room the generators are in becomes damaged....a whole list of things that can go wrong, and usually do when you need them the most (murphy's law).

As to calling for help, after a few hours, no electricity means no phone service as the towers and routing facilities lose their back up generators.

Not being flippant, but anyone remember a few years ago when France had a bad heatwave and they struggled to keep up with elderly needs and death because the doctors and nurses were all on holiday?

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