"Our investigation has revealed that it was extremely hot on the second floor of the facility", said Hollywood Police Chief Tomas Sanchez.
The five women and three men ranged in age from 70 to 99.
Officers ordered an evacuation of the building and 115 patients were taken to nearby hospitals.
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Johnson, junior from Pahokee, Florida, located approximately 95 miles from Miami, said his family evacuated to Atlanta, Georgia until the storm passed. The death toll across the Caribbean stood at 38.
Before the hurricane smashed into the United States mainland Sunday, it struck northern Caribbean islands, leaving at least 44 people dead, authorities said.
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More than 140 residents of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills were evacuated on Wednesday after fire and rescue crews and medical staff from a nearby hospital found numerous facility's residents suffering from dehydration, heat stress and breathing difficulties. Others were taken away on stretchers.
They say the restoration process has been four times faster than what Floridians saw during Hurricane Wilma 12 years ago. County officials released documents showing that the Hollywood facility was in compliance with that regulation and that it held a hurricane drill with its staff in October. Our newsroom has been inundated with calls, emails and social media posts about Florida Power and Light's response to the on-going power crisis. I mean nursing homes are supposed to have backup power and generators and have an emergency plan where they think about events like this.
Hollywood Fire Rescue found several patients "in varying degree of medical distress and immediately began treatment" when they arrived at the Hollywood Hills facility on Wednesday morning, according to the city's statement.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which regulates nursing homes, gives the Hollywood center a below-average rating, two stars on its five-star scale.
Older people can be more susceptible to heat because their bodies do not adjust to temperatures as well as younger people.
CNN's reporting makes it clear the nursing home wasn't even aware that people were dead and dying in their own facility. An estimated 25 percent of homes in the Keys were destroyed, while around 90 percent had some kind of damage, according to estimates by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The number of people in shelters fell to under 13,000.
On his first trip, he met with local and state authorities in Corpus Christi and Austin, but did not view damage or meet with victims.
Larkin Community Hospital, which is adjacent to the retirement home, was also being evacuated.