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Florida Nursing Home Where 9 People Died During Irma Is Suspended

Florida Nursing Home Where 9 People Died During Irma Is Suspended

The Florida nursing home where nine residents died in sweltering heat after Hurricane Irma damaged the facility's air conditioning had its license permanently suspended Wednesday.In suspending the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills's operating license, state regulators cited a lack of timely medical care and trained staff to handle the situation as elderly residents languished in the heat after the storm moved on.The Hollywood Hills facility will now no longer be allowed to operate as a nursing home or admit patients, officials said."As more information has come to light on this egregious situation, this facility absolutely cannot continue to have access to patients," Justin Senior, secretary of the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA), said in a statement. ...
This Florida County Used An Interpreter Who Signed "Gibberish" During Hurricane Irma

This Florida County Used An Interpreter Who Signed "Gibberish" During Hurricane Irma

People in Florida's Deaf community are still waiting for answers as to why Manatee County's emergency operations center used an interpreter who, instead of relaying important information about Hurricane Irma, signed "gibberish."While residents of Manatee County waited for information about evacuation plans and shelters on Sept. 8, a man in a yellow polo and red shorts, standing alongside emergency management officials, was instead signing about pizza, dogs, cats, bears, and monsters."It was awful," M. Charlene McCarthy, owner of Viscom, a company that provides interpreter services to companies and government agencies, told BuzzFeed News.Seconds after the county began to broadcast the meeting on its Facebook page, people began to comment that the man who was signing for county of...
Here's What The Florida Keys Look Like In The Wake Of Irma

Here's What The Florida Keys Look Like In The Wake Of Irma

Officers and team leaders from the Florida Army National Guard's Delta Company, 1st Battallion, 124th Infantry, 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team conduct a pre-mission briefing before going on an overnight patrol in Key West, Florida, on Tuesday. Working in conjunction with the sheriff's department, the guardsmen traveled up and down the Keys all night to deter looting and to make safety checks on residents.
The Thirst Over These Hot Florida Cops Has Reached Hurricane Force

The Thirst Over These Hot Florida Cops Has Reached Hurricane Force

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, one group of rescuers has captured the imagination (and thirst) of the internet. Who are they? Meet the Hot Cops Of Gainesville, Florida (TM).Officers Nordman, Hamill, and Rengering are part of the Gainesville Police Department working on relief efforts for Hurricane Irma. On Sunday, the Gainesville Police Department posted a selfie on Facebook of the three officers with the caption "Officers Norman, Hamill and Rengering...part of the night crew getting ready to do some work." The photo exploded across the internet: it's been liked 207,000 times, accrued 167,000 comments, and shared 132,000 times."Officer, do you have anything that could stick or poke me?" "This pic is exactly why your grandmother told you ...