He did not elaborate. He also said his promised wall along the U.S. -Mexico border would "come later".
Florida Power & Light said it had provided electricity to some parts of the Hollywood nursing home but that the facility was not on a county top-tier list for emergency power restoration.
The home said in a statement that the hurricane had knocked out a transformer that powered the AC.
Hollywood police launched a criminal investigation, and agents from the state attorney general's office and the state Agency for Health Care Administration were on the scene, authorities said.
State and local officials said the nursing home had contacted them, but did not request any help for medical needs or emergencies. He was taken to the hospital and remained there Friday.
Florida emergency operators would not say how many people were evacuated from the elder care homes this week, or how numerous evacuations occurred after the deaths in Broward, but industry representatives blamed the exodus on the loss of electricity.
Irma caused about $25-billion in insured losses, including $18-billion in the United States and $7-billion in the Caribbean, catastrophe modeler Karen Clark & Co estimated on Wednesday.
Then there are those who die from carbon monoxide poisoning because they run generators in enclosed garages or inside their homes. A Tampa man died after the chain saw he was using to remove branches kicked back and cut his carotid artery. They don't sweat as much, they are more likely to have medical conditions that change how the body responds to heat, and they are more likely to take medication that affects body temperature. Any plan submitted by the Hollywood center was not immediately available. Broward County officials said three died at the property on 1200 N. 35th Ave., which includes the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills and the Larkin Community Hospital. They had them in the hall with little clothing and portable air conditions and fans.
The nursing home started making the calls on Monday and was assured by FPL and state health officials that the facility would be made a priority, according to the timeline.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry, who appeared with Long, urged people still without electricity in Florida and other affected states to be patient. Dan Gelber, that would have created a pilot program in which some nursing homes would have been partially reimbursed, so long as they agreed to accept evacuees from other homes. We will be restoring power day and night. He toured a Houston shelter housing hundreds of displaced people and walking streets lined with soggy, discarded possessions. Rescue crews began going door to door in the 94-degree heat to check on people and hand out water, ice and meals.
Aides say that in engaging himself directly with the federal efforts, Trump hopes to avoid accusations lobbed against his two most recent predecessors of appearing disengaged or aloof during certain moments of crisis. "That's why we are camped out there and doing whatever we can to assist them in this process".