With Irma — And a Power Failure — Miami Gets a Taste of Deadly Heat 1 234 567

With Irma — And a Power Failure — Miami Gets a Taste of Deadly Heat

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Miami is a city that lives on air conditioning. When it fails, people can die.

After Hurricane Irma knocked down power lines and disconnected the cooling system at a nursing home north of Miami this month, 11 residents perished when temperatures inside soared.

Florida Governor Rick Scott blamed management at the facility for allowing patients to endure sweltering conditions as the heat index — a measure of combined heat and humidity — passed 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

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