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Most Florida healthcare facilities were ready for Irma

September 26, 2017

Despite horror story in Hollywood where 10 nursing home residents died after a facility's air conditioning failed, most other healthcare facilities in southern Florida were prepared for Hurricane Irma, according to an article on the NPR website.

Just 10 of the state's more than 300 hospitals were closed by the storm.

But 150 of the state's 700 nursing homes still lacked full power three days after Irma struck, according to the Florida Health Care Association, which represents nursing homes. Most had backup generators, though.

Meanwhile, the Miami area's largest dialysis center was able to reopen just hours after the winds began to die.

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