Firefighters have evacuated 115 people from the nursing home, the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills.
"We're looking into the temperatures inside the facility, the staffing inside the facility and the conditions leading up to these incidents", said Storey who also confirmed that police had received a warrant to search inside the facility. Of the eight patient deaths, seven occurred Wednesday.
State officials said later Friday they were calling facilities and personally conducting "wellness checks" in homes that couldn't be reached by phone.
Three patients were found dead in the facility and others were found there "in need of immediate transport", officials said. After the second call, fire officials called the state Department of Children and Families to report concerns about the facility.
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Early on Wednesday, several calls were placed to emergency services from the Hollywood nursing home.
One of the eight deceased was Betty Hibbard, 84.
He said it was "inexcusable" that no one appeared to have called 911 as residents in their 70s, 80s and 90s sweltered without air conditioning in the summer Florida heat overnight. "So I hope he runs for the Senate", Trump said.
"I think someone, more than someone, is going to go to jail over this", said Flores, speaking after a Legislative Budget Commission meeting. The facility called Scott's emergency number two more times, Defede said, as well as an emergency number in Tallahassee, and was repeatedly told that they were going to get help. "I can't breathe, Jean, '" Johnson said. A fourth patient died while emergency responders were still at the facility, the timeline said. "They were wonderful people".
Irma's death toll in Florida rose to at least 25 by Wednesday morning.
"Facility administration is cooperating fully with relevant authorities to investigate the circumstances that led to this unfortunate and tragic outcome".
"Our hearts go out to the families and friends of those affected".
The home said in a statement that the hurricane had knocked out a transformer that powered the AC.
Police were checking on more than 40 other nursing facilities in Hollywood, Kate Stein of member station WLRN tells NPR's Newscast unit.
In Florida, rising temperatures and a lack of power have made it especially hard for seniors and children in the days since Irma. "I really worry about the people who are in the community alone and how they are doing".
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"At no time did the facility report that conditions had become unsafe or that the health and safety of their patients was at risk".
State officials, utility executives and the Rehabilitation Center spent Wednesday trading blame over why and how its patients were left to endure such conditions, even though state and federal regulations require nursing home residents to be evacuated if it gets too hot inside.
In remarks to Fox News' "America's News Headquarters" show, Bondi said the Broward County State Attorney's Office "are all over" the investigation into the troubling deaths amid widespread power outages. What they found was an oven.