Patients evacuated from Texas hospital due to flooding

Tropical Depression Imelda dropped torrential rainfall on Southeastern Texas overnight, causing devastating flooding that forced a hospital to evacuate a dozen patients Sept. 19, according to ABC 13.

Evacuations took place at Winnie, Texas-based Riceland Medical Center, which was swamped by more than four inches of water.

Though some patients were evacuated via a bus, the hospital remained open.

The New York Times reported that employees trudged barefoot across water-drenched floors in order to treat those who remained at the facility. 

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