Florida Sets Emergency Generator Rules for Nursing Homes

An American Flag waves where a home in the Sea Breeze Resort in Islamorada Fla used to stand before it was destroyed

Hurricane Irma recently caused death and destruction in the Caribbean the USA and was billed as one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes in history.

"We're so blessed and lucky to not be in the same place that they are right now, and it could've been us".

Spokeswoman for the Florida Division of Historical Resources, Sarah Revell, said radiocarbon dating will determine more specific details about the 15-foot-long boat - which holds distinctive features.

"It was a situation where, unfortunately, my family and I had to go every day to make sure that he was OK, because of the concerns we had", said concerned citizen Pat Thomas.

Authorities will open up the entire chain of islands to residents Sunday morning.

According to Keys Electric, 80 percent of its customers are without power in the Lower Keys from Key West to the southern end of the Seven Mile Bridge.

Monroe County officials and Sheriff Rick Ramsay said it was time to allow residents to bring in friends, family and contractors to begin the task of rebuilding. Power has been restored for at least 89%, the agency said.

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The Upper Keys, which include Key Largo, Tavernier and Islamorada, have started to bounce back more quickly than the Middle and Lower Keys, likely owing to their distance from Irma's eye and proximity to the mainland.

Power outages hit other Southeastern states as the storm moved north, including Georgia.

Elected officials, community members, and nursing home and assisted living facility representatives are pulling together to discuss change. Thank you all for sharing and liking!

"They're our citizens. they're our countrymen in Key West and we want to help them in any way we can", said another pilot, Steve Purello.

Donate blood: OneBlood, in Florida, is urging people living outside of Hurricane Irma's path to visit their local blood center and donate blood as soon as possible. Nursing homes are covered by an emergency rule under Florida AHCA.

She says a faulty circuit breaker may have caused an air-conditioning failure blamed for the deaths, so the bill forces regulators to check electrical systems in surprise inspections.

“Hurricane Irma was a storm unlike anything we have seen before, and as residents across the state travel home to assess damages to their homes and businesses, we stand ready to help with any insurance issues that arise, said Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis.