September 13, 2017 14:15 GMT by abcnews.com

5 dead after Irma knocks out air conditioning at Florida nursing home

5 dead after Irma knocks out air conditioning at Florida nursing home

Five people are dead after Hurricane Irma knocked out air conditioning at a nursing home in Hollywood, Florida, according to ABC affiliate WPLG.

While the causes of their deaths were not immediately clear, the entire facility was evacuated due to the cooling issues.

An individual handling air conditioning for the facility told ABC affiliate WPLG that a fuse was damaged during Hurricane Irma, resulting in cooling issues for the past few days.

The facility itself has power, the individual said.

Three people died at the nursing home, and two more were pronounced dead after being taken to a nearby hospital.

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