The victims' identities have not been released as this time.
According to Hollywood Fire Rescue and police, 120 people were evacuated from the building, which was turned into a veritable oven without air conditioning. The facility was being evacuated, but it was unclear when the order to clear the site was put in effect. He did not elaborate.
Three died at the nursing home, and three others died after being evacuated to Memorial Healthcare System facilities, city officials said.
Irma may have moved on from Florida, but lingering dangers caused by the storm, including carbon monoxide poisoning and heat-related incidents caused by a lack of air conditioning, remain in the Sunshine State, as millions wait for power to be restored.
The people who died Wednesday in South Florida were part of a death toll that, while relatively low compared to other massive storms, has slowly climbed in recent days.
Elsewhere, Irma has been blamed for four deaths in SC and two in Georgia.
Relatives of Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills patients are asked to not go to the hospital to check on their loved ones, instead they should call (954) 265-1074 to check on them. Three deaths took place at the nursing home while two deaths happened as they were being taken to the hospital.
"The loss of these individuals is a profound tragedy within the larger tragedy of Hurricane Irma, and we extend our deepest sympathies to the families of these residents", Knapp said. "We're conducting a criminal investigation, not ruling anything out at this time", said Hollywood Police Chief Tom Sanchez.
At the time, Michel was investigated by a plethora of agencies, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of Inspector General, the Florida Medicaid Fraud Unit and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
As nightfall approached Tuesday, many people from SC to Florida were staying in darkened homes, dealing with fallen trees and blocked roadways, and hoping they could find gas.
The residents at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills are not the only ones at risk. Karen Kallen-Zury, Hollywood Pavilion's majority owner, was sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2015 for fraudulently billing the government more than $39 million. Patients were being transferred to nearby medical centers. But the most recent state inspection reports showed no deficiencies in the area of emergency plans.