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With Hurricane Irma finally coming to an end, millions of people in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Alabama are left without power. Although power outages can be inconvenient for many, for others outages pose serious and sometimes fatal threats. In a Florida nursing home, 6 residents died and 100 were evacuated after the facility lost power.

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Millions of Floridians grappled with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma on Wednesday, confronting a sweltering reality: More than 40 percent of Florida still lacked electricity, and for some of them, the lights might not come back on for days or even weeks.

Rich Gallagher, a Terre Haute firefighter for almost 30 years and president of the "Protect the Precious" program, doesn't claim to know all the details of what happened in the Brazil blaze that killed three family members — including two children — last Monday.