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Temperatures hit 100 at nursing home where 12 died in wake of Irma

An amended complaint, filed in court late this month, describes miserable conditions inside the facility. (Source: CNN) An amended complaint, filed in court late this month, describes miserable conditions inside the facility. (Source: CNN)

(CNN) - In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, the temperature inside a Florida nursing home reached nearly 100 degrees, the day residents had to be evacuated.

A dozen people died, and those 12 deaths are being considered homicides.

The matter is still the subject of a criminal investigation. The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills evacuated its residents in September as temperatures inside rose without air conditioning.

An amended complaint, filed in court late this month, describes miserable conditions inside the facility. The complaint says law enforcement found the ambient temperature on the second floor of the nursing home reached 99 degrees at 11:25 a.m., hours after the evacuations.

At least 10 of the 12 people who died lived on the second floor.

The amended complaint also gives details about the victims, including a resident whose internal body temperature was measured at 107 degrees.

Florida's agency for health care administration is seeking a court order that will fine and revoke the license of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills.

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