Severe weather Sunday caused massive flooding at Norwood Hospital, shutting down the medical center’s emergency room and forcing dozens of patients to evacuate.
Firefighters responded around 4:46 p.m. to a call about extensive flooding in the hospital’s basements, requiring the medical center’s utilities to be shut down, according to a Facebook post from the Norwood Fire Department.
“Shortly thereafter, water also began leaking from the roof and upper floors,” the statement said. “Due to the patient rooms and safety being compromised, the decision was made to evacuate patients from the hospital.”
Around 20 patients were evacuated after power was lost around 6:30 p.m., Norwood’s general manager, Tony Mazzucco, told The Boston Globe. Another 60 to 70 patients were evacuated around 10 p.m.