Five residents at a Florida nursing home that lost power for several days during Hurricane Irma have died, Broward County officials said Wednesday.
Broward Mayor Barbara Sharief said three were found dead at the Rehabilitation Center, located on 1200 N. 35th Avenue, Hollywood, Fla. and two others died at a hospital.
Rescue crews began evacuating the facility early Wednesday to evacuate scores more from the the facility, NBC Miami reports.
Aerial footage showed patients sitting outside in wheelchairs and others being taken out of the facility on stretchers, CBS News reports.
Contributing: Associated Press