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florida nursing home where 10 died after irma is shuttered; records reportedly f


in an emergency order, the florida agency for health care administration suspended the license of the nursing home in hollywood, fla., where 10 people died in the aftermath of hurricane irma. the ahca is investigating the facility.the agency questioned the integrity of medical records for the deceased patients submitted by the home, saying that they contained falsehoods. the facility wrote late entries into medical records that made the situation appear much less dire than it was, the agency said.while one patient was in the hospital with a temperature of over 108 degrees and suffering from cardiac arrest, for example, an unnamed facility nurse “made a late entry claiming a temperature of 101.6,” the order stated.in one “egregious” case, it said, “a late entry was added that stated the pat






officials shutter florida nursing home where 8 died after irma


in an emergency order wednesday, the florida agency for health care administration suspended the license of the nursing home in hollywood, florida, where eight people diedin the aftermath of hurricane irma. the ahca is investigating the facility.the agency questioned the integrity of medical records for the deceased patient submitted by the home, saying that they contained falsehoods. the facility wrote late entries into medical records that made the situation appear much less dire than it was, the agency said.while one patient was in the hospital with a temperature of over 108 degrees and suffering from cardiac arrest, for example, an unnamed facility nurse "made a late entry claiming a temperature of 101.6," the order stated.in one "egregious" case, it said, "a late entry was added that






irma nursing home deaths: owner rips florida move to stop medicaid, ban patients


lawyers for the florida nursing home asked for a temporary injunction against orders suspending the facility from the state-managed medicaid program.        






execs at fla. care facility where 8 died say they called governor


the night before hurricane irma began roaring over florida, staffers at the rehabilitation center at hollywood hills locked the doors, shuttered the windows and turned the temperature down to about 67 degrees — a buffer, administrators thought, to keep the building cool in case the power went out.it wouldn’t last long. about 3 p.m. on sunday, the lights flickered, nursing-home executives say. the power stayed on, but a janitor soon noticed a problem: the massive chiller used to serve the 152-bed facility was spewing warm, muggy air.the following evening, natasha anderson, one of the executives, called a private phone number for gov. rick scott, r, seeking urgent help, anderson said. it was the first of three such calls, she said.“repeatedly, i was told that our case was being escalated to






nursing home deaths: fla. governor orders facilities to get generators


the order comes after the deaths of eight elderly patients who spent three days in a smoldering hot nursing home during hurricane irma.        






hurricane irma: 10th resident from fla. nursing home dies


the latest victim died from complications related to the loss of power and air conditioning at the rehabilitation center at hollywood hills.        






inmate evacuated by irma, dies after leaping from moving bus


delray beach, fla. (ap) — authorities in florida say an inmate has died after leaping from a moving bus as he was being returned to a prison that was evacuated ahead of hurricane irma.florida highway patrol spokesman mark wysocky tells the sunsentinel t hat 23-year-old camilo quintero jumped from an emergency exit window of a bus as it traveled on florida’s turnpike on monday. he landed in the roadway and was taken to delray beach medical center where he died tuesday.quintero was being taken back to the south florida evaluation and treatment center in florida city, south of miami.






see the latest videos from space


update sept. 11: irma was downgraded to a tropical storm as it moves northward after battering the florida peninsula. national oceanic and atmospheric administration (noaa) satellites have been capturing imagery of irma, jose and katia since they first began to form in the atlantic ocean and gulf of mexico. cameras on the international space station have also shown hurricane irma through the eyes of astronauts. scroll down to seee the latest videos of hurricane irma, as well as jose and katia. see complete hurricane irma coverage from our sister site live science.sept 11: tropical storm irma and hurricane jose noaa goes-13 views of irma and jose from sept. 10-11, 2017.sept 10: hurricane irma moving north over florida  noaa goes-13 satellite's view of hurricanes irma and jose from 6am edt t






ex-long islanders plan to weather hurricane irma in florida


advertisement | advertise on newsdayon friday, sept. 8, 2017, floridians were flying into long island macarthur airport to evacuate from the path of hurricane irma, which has been devastating caribbean islands. some former long islanders are too frail to leave florida ahead of hurricane irma, some only relent under pressure, and some cite highly individual reasons for staying.mary manzi, 63, of oakdale, who has three sisters who live on florida’s west coast, is terrified the one who lives in naples will not survive irma if she goes without dialysis for too long. “this just might do her in,”...






florida makes slow moves toward recovery after hurricane irma


illinois companies ranging from walgreens to united airlines are bracing for the hit to their bottom lines from the unprecedented one-two punch of hurricanes harvey and irma. by one measure, irma, which made landfall in florida on sunday as a category 4 hurricane, is expected to have an economic... (robert channick and ally marotti)






irma spurs mixed emotions from long islanders, florida transplants


advertisement | advertise on newsdayluke mcgregor, a port washington native who lives in delray beach, florida, arrived on long island on thursday, sept. 7, 2017, with his service dog korbin as hurricane irma approached his adopted home. (credit: newsday / sophia chang) from bucking evacuations ordered ahead of hurricane irma to fully preparing for it, long islanders — florida transplants and those with relatives in the historic storm’s path — responded to it on thursday with divergent emotions.“my neighbors are staying,” said dr. lori leonhardt, a wading river native who moved to key west, florida in july.their explanation, she said in a phone interview,...






irma spurs mixed emotions from long islanders, florida transplants


advertisement | advertise on newsdayluke mcgregor, a port washington native who lives in delray beach, florida, arrived on long island on thursday, sept. 7, 2017, with his service dog korbin as hurricane irma approached his adopted home. (credit: newsday / sophia chang) from bucking evacuations ordered ahead of hurricane irma to fully preparing for it, long islanders — florida transplants and those with relatives in the historic storm’s path — responded to it thursday with divergent emotions.“my neighbors are staying,” said dr. lori leonhardt, a wading river native who moved to key west, florida in july.their explanation, she said in a phone interview,...






battered florida tries to assess scope of irma's destruction


miami — aid rushed in to hurricane-scarred florida early tuesday, residents began to dig out, and officials slowly pieced together the scope of irma's vicious path of destruction across the peninsula.even as glimmers of hope emerged from parts of the state forecasters once worried would be razed by the storm, the fate of the florida keys, where irma rumbled through with category 4 muscle, remained largely a question mark. communication and access were cut and authorities dangled only vague assessments of ruinous impact."it's devastating," florida gov. rick scott said after emerging from a monday fly-over of the keys.a navy aircraft carrier was due to anchor off key west to help in search-and-rescue efforts. drinking water supplies in the keys were cut off, fuel was running low and all thre






tropical storms multiply as norma edges toward los cabos, jose threatens u.s. ea


aaron c. davis, katie zezima and mark berman the night before hurricane irma began roaring over florida, staffers at the rehabilitation center at hollywood hills locked the doors, shuttered the windows and turned the temperature down to about 67 degrees - a buffer, administrators thought, to keep the building cool in case the power went out.... the night before hurricane irma began roaring over florida, staffers at the rehabilitation center at hollywood hills locked the doors, shuttered the windows and turned the temperature down to about 67 degrees - a buffer, administrators thought, to keep the building cool in case the power went out.... (aaron c. davis, katie zezima and mark berman)






battered florida tries to assess scope of irma's destruction


miami - aid rushed in to hurricane-scarred florida early tuesday, residents began to dig out, and officials slowly pieced together the scope of irma's vicious path of destruction across the peninsula.even as glimmers of hope emerged from parts of the state forecasters once worried would be razed by the storm, the fate of the florida keys, where irma rumbled through with category 4 muscle, remained largely a question mark. communication and access were cut and authorities dangled only vague assessments of ruinous impact.most popular nation stories"it's devastating," florida gov. rick scott said after emerging from a monday fly-over of the keys.a navy aircraft carrier was due to anchor off key west to help in search-and-rescue efforts. drinking water supplies in the keys were cut off, fuel w






hurricane norma edges toward baja california peninsula, jose threatens u.s. east


aaron c. davis, katie zezima and mark berman the night before hurricane irma began roaring over florida, staffers at the rehabilitation center at hollywood hills locked the doors, shuttered the windows and turned the temperature down to about 67 degrees - a buffer, administrators thought, to keep the building cool in case the power went out.... the night before hurricane irma began roaring over florida, staffers at the rehabilitation center at hollywood hills locked the doors, shuttered the windows and turned the temperature down to about 67 degrees - a buffer, administrators thought, to keep the building cool in case the power went out.... (aaron c. davis, katie zezima and mark berman)






florida volunteers step in to prepare for hurricane irma


south florida volunteers have done much of the work checking on poor and elderly residents as hurricane irma bears down on the area.        






surveying irma's damage to the florida keys


for many, irma was nowhere near as bad as it could have been. but take a look at the damage it did to the florida keys and know that it was still catastrophic for many.full story at youtube.more intense weather. posted by josh urich






in hurricane irma, why did nursing home patients have to die?


rehabilitation center at hollywood hills not the only focus in this tragedy that claimed nine lives: our view        






what's happening: irma unleashes fury on caribbean, eyes us


miami — hurricane irma shook homes and flooded buildings in small caribbean islands as it marched toward cuba and perhaps the u.s.the storm unleased record-setting winds of 185 mph (300 kph) as it began a path of destruction.___where is irma headed?hurricane irma grew into a dangerous category 5 storm tuesday and showed no signs of losing strength. the u.s. national hurricane center said irma was a "potentially catastrophic" storm with winds that extend 50 miles (80 kilometers) from the center.the center of the storm is expected to cross near puerto rico, the dominican republic, haiti, cuba and possibly florida. it could arrive in south florida this weekend as a category 4 or 5 hurricane. the last major hurricane to hit florida was in 2005.___powerful irmairma had the most powerful winds e






the latest: florida legislature cancels meetings due to irma


miami — the latest news related to hurricane irma in florida (all times local):5:50 p.m.the florida legislature has cancelled a week of committee meetings scheduled to begin monday because of hurricane irma.all house and senate offices will also be shut down across the state on friday.senate president joe negron says the storm's specific trajectory "is still uncertain and impacts could vary drastically across the state." he says every person in the state must "be ready."heavy rain and 185-mph winds lashed the islands wednesday as irma roared through the caribbean en route to a possible hit on south florida.___5:25 p.m.president donald trump has spoken with the governors of florida, puerto rico and the u.s. virgin islands, all in the path of hurricane irma.the white house says trump spoke t






florida hospital closed as officials assess hurricane damage


ormond beach, fla. — a beachside hospital on florida's atlantic coast remains closed as officials evaluate the damage done to the building by hurricane irma.the 80-bed florida hospital oceanside in ormond beach was evacuated as hurricane irma approached the state earlier this month.hospital spokeswoman beverly ivey tells the daytona beach news-journal that irma damaged the exterior wall of the building, which will remain closed until at least next week.patients are being cared for at florida hospital memorial medical center in daytona beach, about 5 miles (8 kilometers) away.






hurricane irma hits islands as florida residents prepare for worst


carlos giusti – associated pressgallery: people stand near the shore before the arrival of hurricane irma, in luquillo, puerto rico, wednesday, sept. 6, 2017. irma roared into the caribbean with record force early wednesday, its 185-mph winds shaking homes and flooding buildings on a chain of small islands along a path toward puerto rico, cuba and hispaniola and a possible direct hit on densely populated south florida.






hurricane irma makes landfall in caribbean


hurricane irma made its first landfall in the northeast caribbean early wednesday after growing into one of the most powerful storms ever recorded over the atlantic ocean, prompting evacuations in florida and disrupting air and sea travel.the national hurricane center called irma, whose maximum sustained winds increased to 185 miles an hour, a “potentially catastrophic” category 5 storm. irma is the strongest hurricane ever recorded...






mysterious sailboat runs aground on florida beach after irma


the cuki: was she driven out into the ocean by hurricane irma? were any people on board? and what happened to the mannequin passengers?        






nasa satellites show hurricane irma hitting florida


as hurricane irma crept toward the southwestern coast of florida on sunday (sept. 10), nasa satellites provided views of the epic storm from space.  irma made landfall in the florida keys early sunday morning as a category 4 hurricane. on saturday, the storm was downgraded to a category 3 hurricane after passing over the northern coast of cuba, but it regained strength after passing over warm ocean waters overnight. you can see the latest satellite videos of hurricane irma here. the suomi npp satellite captured this infrared nighttime image of hurricane irma between cuba and the florida keys on sunday (sept. 10) at 3:38 a.m. edt (0738 gmt).credit: noaa/nasa goddard rapid response team a statement issued by the national hurricane center at 1 p.m. edt (1700 gmt) said that hurricane irma is n






hurricane irma will batter florida and 'devastate the united states,' officials


hurricane irma swept across the bahamas and cuba on friday as the deadly storm hurtled toward florida's doorstep and threatened to ravage the state with destruction not seen in a generation.as the weather forecasts and warnings from officials grew increasingly dire, hundreds of thousands of people across florida fled their homes in an effort to get out before the rapidly-closing window to escape irma's wrath slammed shut. forecasters said irma, a storm of remarkable size and power that has already battered islands across the caribbean, would approach south florida by sunday morning and could slam ashore there before tracking up the state's spine."it's not a question of if florida's going to be impacted, it's a question of how bad florida's going to be impacted," william "brock" long, admin






caribbean: hurricane irma threatens more devastation | news


hurricane irma has already caused severe damage and loss of life as it rips through the caribbean - but worse things could followaccording to the national hurricane center, irma is the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the atlantic, outside of the caribbean and gulf of mexico.it is a category 5 on the five-point saffir-simpson scale, but that does not convey the true magnitude of its power.its sustained winds reached 297 kilometres per hour (km/h) on wednesday, gaining a wind speed close to the theoretical maximum speeds attainable for cyclones.this ranks second only to 1980's hurricane allen's 305km/h.there are currently three hurricanes in the region: irma, katia and jose.irma destroyed '95 percent' of the french part of caribbean island st martin and killed 6.irma left 'absolute deva






miami under hurricane watch as ferocious hurricane irma bears down after killing


hurricane irma took aim at south florida on thursday, threatening millions with historic winds, huge storm surges and unrelenting rainfall as it left behind a trail of still-uncharted devastation in the caribbean and a death toll that climbed to at least 13.as the monster category 5 storm tracked west-northwest with 175-mph winds, the caprices of wind and water saved impoverished haiti and the dominican republic from a direct hit. but irma bore down late thursday on other caribbean targets: the low-lying turks and caicos, and parts of the bahamas.meanwhile, the peril to the u.s. mainland grew.“it has become more likely that irma will make landfall in southern florida as a dangerous major hurricane, and bring life-threatening storm surge and wind impacts to much of the state,” the national






former woodstock nurse charged with eight first-degree murders of patients fired


a former southwestern ontario nurse charged with murdering eight seniors suspected to have died of drug overdoses was fired from the nursing home where most of them died just days after the last suspicious death, after being accused of making repeated medication-related errors, the free press has learned. in a search warrant obtained by the free press, the nursing director at caressant care nursing home in woodstock told police early in their investigation that elizabeth wettlaufer’s dismissal was “for failing to follow insulin protocol.”that’s one of several revelations in new information released thursday in the search warrant that police used to seek wettlaufer’s education records, the document contains unproven allegations contained in an affidavit sworn by a police officer to obtain a






florida state, florida cancel football games because of irma


florida state and florida canceled their saturday home football games thursday because of hurricane irma.no. 10 florida state was set to play louisiana-monroe, and no. 22 florida was scheduled to face northern colorado.the storm also impacted games involving florida teams outside the top 25. south florida and uconn called off their game in connecticut because of travel concerns. central florida also announced its scheduled friday night home game with memphis had been called off. the memphis-ucf game had been moved from saturday to friday because of the threat.the cancellations came after florida gov. rick scott ordered all state colleges and universities closed through monday to support shelter and emergency relief efforts."as the hurricane's track has approached the state of florida, it's






the latest: hurricane warnings issued for south florida


san juan, puerto rico — the latest on hurricane irma (all times local):11:20 p.m.the national hurricane center in miami has issued hurricane warnings for south florida and the keys.forecasters on thursday night issued a warning for a sizeable segment of florida, including the miami metro area and lake okeechobee, as category 5 hurricane irma tracks toward the state with 165 mph (270kph) winds.a storm surge has also been issued for the same area.irma was 585 miles (940 kilometers) east-southeast of miami late thursday. the hurricane center predicts severe conditions to begin saturday in florida.___10:45 p.m.florida state canceled its home football game saturday against louisiana-monroe because of impending hurricane irma.the cancellation thursday night came after florida gov. rick scott ord






hurricane irma churns through caribbean on way to florida


the national hurricane center said irma was maintaining category 5 strength with sustained winds of 160 mph.        






harvey: nursing home residents rescued after viral photo 'safe, warm & dry&


a day after a viral photo led to a dramatic rescue of nursing home residents trapped by rising floodwaters, the group reportedly is now safe and dry.        






all the records hurricane irma has already broken


hurricane irma continues to astound and amaze meteorologists with its ongoing ferocity.        






hurricane irma churns through caribbean on way to florida


the national hurricane center said irma weakened to a category 4 storm friday and was expected to stay at that level.        






australian open 2017: serena williams beats venus williams to set grand slam rec


serena williams (right) won her first australian open title 14 years agoaustralian open women's finalvenue: melbourne park date: urday, 28 january coverage: tv highlights on two and online at 13:15serena williams beat sister venus in straight sets to win her seventh australian open and an open-era record 23rd grand slam singles title.serena, 35, won 6-4 6-4 to p steffi graf in the all-time list of major winners since the grand slams accepted professional players in 1968.the american regains the number one ranking from german angelique kerber.australia's margaret court, with 24, is the only player still ahead of serena in terms of grand slam singles titles."congratulations serena on number 23," said venus, who at 36 is the oldest australian open finalist in the open era."i have been right t