FILE - This Sept. 13, 2017, file photo, a patient is transported from The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills after a loss of air conditioning due to Hurricane Irma in Hollywood, Fla. Twelve elderly patients died after being kept inside a nursing home that turned into a sweatbox when Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning for three days. As Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida, Gov. Rick Scott gave out his cellphone number during a conference call of the state's nursing home and assisted living facility administrators and said to contact him if they ran into problems and he would try to get help.
FILE - This Sept. 13, 2017, file photo, a patient is transported from The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills after a loss of air conditioning due to Hurricane Irma in Hollywood, Fla. Twelve elderly patients died after being kept inside a nursing home that turned into a sweatbox when Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning for three days. As Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida, Gov. Rick Scott gave out his cellphone number during a conference call of the state's nursing home and assisted living facility administrators and said to contact him if they ran into problems and he would try to get help. South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File Amy Beth Bennett
FILE - This Sept. 13, 2017, file photo, a patient is transported from The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills after a loss of air conditioning due to Hurricane Irma in Hollywood, Fla. Twelve elderly patients died after being kept inside a nursing home that turned into a sweatbox when Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning for three days. As Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida, Gov. Rick Scott gave out his cellphone number during a conference call of the state's nursing home and assisted living facility administrators and said to contact him if they ran into problems and he would try to get help. South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File Amy Beth Bennett

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