Flooding At Norwood Hospital Causes Dozens Of Patients To Be Evacuated

NORWOOD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Flash flooding overnight caused a power outage at Norwood Hospital, forcing the building to be partially evacuated.

Eight feet of rain water flooded the parking lot on Hoyle Street, submerging at least five cars. Crews worked to pump water out of the lot and the basement.

About 80 to 90 patients were evacuated when the power went out, including a couple dozen in the ICU. No injuries were reported.

"Everything is in control. All of our patients are safe," Norwood Hospital President Dr. Sal Perla said. "We've already started transporting patients elsewhere."

The hospital is closed until further notice.

Norwood Police Chief William Brooks said the hospital was one of many areas in the city affected by the severe weather.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports

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