Photos: Flooding, power outage closes Norwood Hospital, submerges cars

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An influence outage brought on by heavy rain and flooding led to between 80 and 90 folks being evacuated from Norwood Hospital Sunday night time.

Authorities first evacuated the hospital’s intensive care unit round 7:30 p.m., whereas one other 60 to 70 sufferers have been evacuated round 10 p.m. as a result of ongoing energy outage. Some sufferers have been allowed to remain in a part of the hospital the place the ability stayed on, based on Norwood Fire Chief George Morrice in a news release.

Norwood Hospital was closed Monday morning, officials announced, and all remaining sufferers have been being transported elsewhere. There have been over 5 inches of rain in some areas of Norwood, based on the National Weather Service.

Sunday rainfall was as excessive as 5.75” in components of Norwood. —Handout

No one was injured through the incident, and “the most critical patients” have been moved first. Those who want emergency medical consideration within the space are requested to go to Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro or Beth Israel Deaconess Needham. There’s additionally Norwood Urgent Care at 120 Boston Providence Highway, the Norwood Fire Department famous in a launch.

The fireplace division acquired about 75 calls through the storm Sunday night time, together with fires, lightning strikes, medical emergencies, and basements flooding, the department said on Facebook.

The name in regards to the hospital got here in round 4:46 p.m. for flooding within the basement, and the necessity for utilities to be shut off. Then water additionally started leaking into the roof and higher ranges, the Facebook submit mentioned. Crews started evacuations and the division struck a second alarm for mutual assist to assist.

“My take: Flooding has not been seen like this since March, 2010 floods & urban flooding of this severity has not occurred in Norwood since June, 1998,” Joe DelliCarpini, the science and operations supervisor for National Weather Service Boston, said on Twitter.

Here are some images and movies from the storm and its results:

Staff at Norwood Hospital clear up flooding on the primary ground after struggling main flooding throughout a storm Sunday. —Nathan Klima for The Boston Globe
A affected person is evacuated from Norwood Hospital Sunday. —Nathan Klima for The Boston Globe
A affected person is moved from the ambulance entrance. After a tough rain, Norwood Hospital offers with flooding. —Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff
Cars are partially submerged in a parking zone close to the emergency entrance at Norwood Hospital. —Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff
Mary Hayes, an element time employee at a TJ Maxx, wades by knee-high water down Nahatan Street on her stroll residence from work in Norwood Sunday. Norwood Police shut down automobile site visitors on a number of streets off of Nahatan Street on account of extreme flooding after Sunday’s thunderstorms. —Nathan Klima for The Boston Globe
A lady speaks to an individual in a automobile stranded in water Sunday on a flooded road in Norwood. Heavy rains resulted in flooding on many streets in areas south of Boston. —AP Photo/Steven Senne
This is without doubt one of the vehicles partially submerged in a parking zone close to the emergency entrance at Norwood Hospital. —Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff
A automobile rests in water, under, on a flooded highway, Sunday in Norwood. Heavy rains resulted in flooding on many streets in areas south of Boston, Sunday. —AP Photo/Steven Senne
A automobile wheels-deep in water in Norwood, because of Sunday’s intense thunderstorm. —Handout/William G. Brooks III
Workers take away water from a loading dock space at Norwood Hospital Monday after flooding from Sunday’s storm. —Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe