Florida assisted care facility sheltered in place without power for three days

September 18, 2017

An assisted care facility for patients with dementia and memory impairment that sheltered in place during Hurricane Irma went without power for three days, according to an article on the Washington Post website.

Power went out at the facility and was not restored for days even as homes and businesses all around it saw their lights come back on, the article said.

As the indoor temperature climbed to the mid-80s, humidity made the hard-surfaced floors slick with condensation. 

Patients gathered in a small day room to catch a slight breeze from screened windows. A handful of small fans powered by a borrowed generator were all that kept the situation from devolving into a medical emergency, Dan Nelson, Cape Coral Shores’ chief operating officer, said in the article.

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