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.
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.
24-hour rainfall complete at my @CoCoRaHS station in Norwood, MA was 4.47″.
My take: Flooding has not been seen like this since March, 2010 floods & city flooding of this severity has not occurred in Norwood since June, 1998.
— Joe DelliCarpini (@JoeDawg42) June 29, 2020
Pictures of flooding in downtown Norwood. Nahatan St RR underpass, Central St close to Cottage St, East Hoyle St close to Norwood Hospital, & Washington St close to Dean St (the place there was additionally numerous particles). Avoid these areas! @NWSBoston pic.twitter.com/F5qsESkdhX
— Joe DelliCarpini (@JoeDawg42) June 28, 2020
Here are some images and movies from the storm and its results:
Check out this unbelievable video of flooding at Norwood Hospital! 👀 You can see water speeding by one of many parking heaps and automobiles floating within the water. People contained in the hospital say the generator is flooded and a few of the rooms are flooding. https://t.co/ZPCMzGQ9xC pic.twitter.com/l29VMgAMNK
— WCVB-TV Boston (@WCVB) June 28, 2020
— Alena McKee (@AlenaMcKee) June 28, 2020
— ABC News (@ABC) June 29, 2020
— eweather (@Eweather13) June 28, 2020
— Mr. Besaw (@colonialsthrows) June 28, 2020