Shocking footage has emerged of an elderly woman slumped naked over a hospital bed in a sweltering Florida nursing home where eight people died in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
Cellphone video shows the woman sitting naked in a corridor with her head down at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills last Tuesday.
The facility’s air conditioning went out on Sunday when a tree fell on a transformer, leading to nightmarish conditions over the next few days.
In total, 141 residents were evacuated from the home on Wednesday – the day after the footage was shot.
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Shocking footage has emerged of an elderly woman slumped naked over a hospital bed (above) at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in Florida last Tuesday where eight people died in the wake of Hurricane Irma
The video, shot by a family member, begins with showing married couple Gabriel and Libia Giraldo, both 89, sweltering in their room.
It shows the room being cooled by a simple box fan and a partially cracked window with the curtain pushed back. A family member told CNN the couple was recovering from medical treatment.
The person filming then moved into the hallway to show the naked woman in her hospital bed. An industrial-sized fan was being used to cool the hallways.
The woman’s condition is not yet known.
Eight people, ages 71 to 99, died in the days after Irma killed the air conditioning.
The victims are Bobby Owens, 84, Manuel Mario Medieta, 96, Miguel Antonio Franco, 92, Estella Hendricks, 71, Gail Nova, 71, Carolyn Eatherly, 78, Betty Hibbard, 84 and Albertina Vega, 99.
Three residents were confirmed dead at the facility while two others died a short time after being rushed to the nearby Memorial Regional Hospital for treatment.
Three others were pronounced dead later that day.
Gabriel and Libia Giraldo were seen in the sweltering heat at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills being cooled by a box fan and an open window
The facility was being cooled by fans and partially open windows. A naked woman was seen trying to keep herself cool on a hospital bed
Florida Governor Rick Scott ordered an emergency moratorium on Wednesday to stop the center from admitting new patients.
The city of Hollywood, Florida, said in a statement: ‘The initial investigation has determined that the facility’s air conditioning system was not fully functional.
‘Portable A/C units were being used in the facility, but the facility was excessively hot.’
The center does appear to have had a back-up generator, according to a Rehabilitation Center employee.
Jean Lindor, who worked in the kitchens, told the Miami Herald that the a generator allowed staff to cook but was not used to provide the facility with AC.
Police are now conducting a criminal investigation into the deaths.
The first lawsuit was filed against the nursing home on Saturday over the deaths.
In total, 141 residents were evacuated from Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills on Wednesday