Sponsored by TeleTracking | info@teletracking.com | 1.800.927.0294

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. 

More articles on patient flow:
Pittsburgh hospitals disrupted by online hate crime threat
Hundreds of patients are stuck in Washington hospitals despite lack of medical need
Beaumont hospital sees 272% spike in patients with suicidal thoughts

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2019. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.

 

Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months