Hundreds of Florida nursing homes didn’t meet requirements ahead of Dorian

September 6, 2019

As Hurricane Dorian approached Florida's east coast, some care facilities still don't meet all of the requirements for emergency power plans under state law, according to an article on the NBC website.

Florida’s more than 3,700 nursing homes and assisted living facilities are now required to have the capability to keep indoor temperatures from going above 81 degrees for at least 96 hours after a power outage. Doing so requires them to purchase generators.

Many sites are still asking for more time to get their backup power and fuel in order, state data shows.

Almost 60 percent of nursing homes statewide — about 400 facilities — had been given more than a year to come into compliance, according to state data. 

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