4 Former Staffers Face Charges Over Nursing Home Deaths After Hurricane Irma Print
Written by Brakkton Booker & Greg Allen | NPR   
Tuesday, 27 August 2019 17:21

Three people turned themselves in to police Monday to face criminal charges in connection with the deaths of a dozen patients at a South Florida rehabilitation facility days after Hurricane Irma in 2017. A fourth person was arrested by authorities in Miami-Dade County. Those charged all worked at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills when the storm knocked out a transformer that supplied power to the facility's air conditioning system. Eight people died on Sept. 13, 2017. And though the center was evacuated that same day, four more deaths occurred in the ensuing weeks. A total of 14 nursing home residents died.