A statement from the city indicated the facility still had some power.
A statement by the city of Hollywood Hills read: 'The initial investigation has determined that the facility's air conditioning system was not fully functional. "Portable A/C units were being used in the facility, but the facility was excessively hot", the statement said.
The Florida governor's office said Wednesday Department of Health officials were "in contact with Larkin Community Hospital Behavioral Health Services management and the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills over the past three days" and that "hospital administrators were advised to call 911 if they had any reason to believe that the health or safety of patients was at risk".
Jacksonville Sheriff's officials say 42-year-old Blake Lee Waller and 46-year-old Victor Walter Apeler were arrested on grand theft charges Wednesday after someone reported seeing them load the pole onto a sports utility vehicle.
WLRN says the Rehabilitation Center had a history of poor performance in state regulators' inspections.
Hollywood Fire Rescue evacuated residents from the rehab center, 1200 N 35th Ave., after some residents awoke sick.
Three of the victims were found dead at the center.
Temperatures on Tuesday in Hollywood reached 32C (90F), according to the National Weather Service.
The Naples Municipal Airport also reported a gust of 142 miles per hour, near reports of 135mph gust and sustained winds of 93mph - the most powerful recorded gusts on the mainland.
The president and first lady Melania Trump - both sporting white baseball hats - were greeted on the tarmac by Vice President Mike Pence, who landed a bit before the Trumps; Florida Gov. Rick Scott and his wife; Florida Sen.
Scott, the governor, directed two state agencies - the Agency for Health Care Administration and the Department of Children and Families - to probe the situation and dispatch investigators to the nursing home.
Florida Power & Light spokesman Rob Gould said during a midday news conference he didn't know if there were calls about a need for power restoration at the facility. "Can't give you anything more specific than that at this point".
More than half of a large retirement community in Pembroke Pines, Florida, still had no electricity by Wednesday morning, leaving elderly residents stuck in rooms with no access to lifts.
"We're certainly all very disappointed that something like this could've taken place", Mayor Josh Levy told CNN.
But on some other quality indicators, the nursing home was below average. All 115 residents were later evacuated from the facility. Numerous patients were transported to Memorial Regional Hospital.
The nursing home did have a generator, but it is unclear if the generator was functional, WSVN reported.
"And while people unfortunately passed, it was such a small number that nobody would have - people thought thousands and thousands of people may have their lives ended", he said.
He added that the patients who have been admitted to the hospital are mostly being treated for "respiratory distress, dehydration and heat-related issues". Randy Katz, told reporters. Federal prosecutors said that Michel received kickbacks as part of the deal and that some of the patients came from assisted living facilities that he owned.
The answer, it seems, depends on whether the question includes the dreaded "double c" term: climate change.
The hospital has set up a hotline, 954-265-1074, so that families of nursing home residents can check on their loved ones.
For residents who stay longer periods, the website indicates The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills had higher-than-average incidences of falls with major injuries, urinary tract infections and pressure ulcers.
NextEra Energy Inc-owned FPL, which serves almost 5 million homes and businesses, expects to restore power to essentially all its users, in the eastern portion of Florida by the end of the weekend and the harder-hit western portion of the state by September 22.