Assisted living facility evacuated in Florida

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Residents at an assisted living facility in suburban Fort Lauderdale who have been without power since Hurricane Irma are being moved to two facilities across the street that have electricity.

Wilton Manors City Manager Leigh Ann Henderson told The Associated Press on Thursday that the Williamsburg Landing assisted living facility has been using generators to power portable air conditioner units in certain areas of the building.

All three facilities are owned by the same company, Manor Oaks. Williamsburg is the last assisted living facility in the city without power.

The move is being done “to make the residents more comfortable,” Henderson said. “It’s a comfort issue.”

State records show Williamsburg Landing is licensed to have 100 beds.

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