TALLAHASSEE — After a week in which the aftermath of Hurricane Irma was more deadly for Florida elders than the storm, a handful of South Florida legislators drafted bills that would require nursing and retirement homes to maintain generators to cool their facilities during power outages.

The legislation is meant to prevent the kind of tragedy that occurred Wednesday when eight frail elders perished in a Hollywood nursing home-turned-hothouse after a temporary cooling system failed.

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