Hurricane Irma’s unofficial Florida death toll is 75

The state reported 50 deaths due to Irma, but the total appeared to exclude fatalities in the Florida Keys and at a Hollywood nursing home

Miami /
Sep.September 23, 2017 05:00 PM

Hurricane Irma caused 75 deaths in Florida, according to the Miami Herald.

The Florida Department of Emergency Management reported Friday that the hurricane caused 50 deaths statewide, including four in Miami-Dade County and seven in Broward County.

The causes of death ranged from electrocution and heart attack to blunt force trauma and carbon monoxide poisoning from generators.

The Herald’s unofficial death toll includes 25 storm-related deaths not counted by the state’s emergency management department: 14 in the Florida Keys and 11 linked to a nursing home in Hollywood

Eleven elderly patients at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills died after the nursing home lost air conditioning due to Hurricane Irma, which made landfall Sept. 10 in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm.

Two of the nursing home residents who died had body temperatures that exceeded 108 degrees. [Miami Herald] Mike Seemuth


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Related Group’s Jorge Pérez and his Apogee Beach penthouse. (Related, Douglas Elliman)
Jorge Pérez sells Hollywood penthouse for $6M
Jorge Pérez sells Hollywood penthouse for $6M
MG3 Group executives (from top) Marcelo Saiegh, Hernan Leonoff and Gustavo Bogomolni with Everglades Preparatory Academy and Avant Garde Academy (MG3 Group)
MG3 Group sells Florida charter school portfolio for $242M
MG3 Group sells Florida charter school portfolio for $242M
3601 Van Buren Street (Google Maps)
Corinthian buys Hollywood fractured condo for $6M
Corinthian buys Hollywood fractured condo for $6M
Louis Birdman with a rendering of Harbor Landings project (Getty, FSMY)
Harbor Landings mixed-use multifamily, hotel and retail project near Seminole Hard Rock advances
Harbor Landings mixed-use multifamily, hotel and retail project near Seminole Hard Rock advances
Midtown Manor at 2001 Polk Street (Google Maps)
PrivCap sells assisted living facility in Hollywood for $10M
PrivCap sells assisted living facility in Hollywood for $10M
Renderings of 1301 South Ocean Drive with Jorge Pérez and Jon Paul Pérez (Photos via Related/Arquitectonica)
Related wins approval to develop high-rise condo project in Hollywood
Related wins approval to develop high-rise condo project in Hollywood
Affiliated Development CEO Jeff Burns and a rendering of The Tropic project (Affiliated Development)
Hollywood approves funding for apartment project with workforce units
Hollywood approves funding for apartment project with workforce units
Lourdes Alatriste and Miguel Solis with a rendering of Quint Hollywood
Elliman takes over sales of Quint Hollywood, marking third change in a year
Elliman takes over sales of Quint Hollywood, marking third change in a year
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...