Three elderly people were found dead inside The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, five others died at Memorial Regional on Wednesday.
Hurricanes are thoughtless and violent. It is only realistic to say that some deaths can be expected during, and especially after.
But the needless and tragic deaths of eight elderly people Wednesday after apparently being left in sweltering temperatures in a nursing home/rehabilitation center has shocked South Florida and with good reason.
With such a high body count, there is little doubt that Irma turned the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills into a living hell — and now it seems clear that no one did enough to save those trapped inside without air conditioning — or called for help in time.
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