5 dead, others evacuated at Hollywood nursing home without power after Irma

Broward Mayor Announces Deaths at Hollywood Nursing Home

Five Florida nursing home residents are dead after they were left inside building without air condition and became sick.

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

Three of the deaths happened at the facility and two others happened as the patients arrived at the hospital, Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief said at a news conference Wednesday. Sharief said there are no details about the cause of the deaths.

Hollywood police did not immediately respond to a request for comment from PEOPLE.

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Some 120 residents of the facility have been evacuated "due to intense heat and no power", WSVN said. The building has been sealed off while police investigate. Families looking for information can call the hospital hotline at 954-265-1074. The fuse needed to maintain the air-conditioning unit was broken as Hurricane Irma passed through the area.

Airstron employee Dave Long - who was called out to fix the problem - said he'd been calling Florida Power & Light for days to fix a fuse which appeared to have popped out during the hurricane.

Check back with NBC 6 for updates.

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