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Michael Forces Hospital, Nursing Home Evacuations

More than 30 health-care facilities had to be evacuated as Hurricane Michael damaged buildings and knocked out electricity in the Panhandle, state emergency management officials said Friday.

77 Percent of State’s Nursing Homes Don’t Have Permanent Generators

When a dozen seniors died last summer after temperatures reached 99 degrees in their powerless nursing home, Florida Gov. Rick Scott made it a priority to require such elder care centers be equipped with an on-site emergency power source, preferably built-in generators.