New video shows the moment floodwaters burst into Norwood Hospital on June 28, causing extensive damage and forcing the hospital to close.
This video, captured by a hospital security camera, shows the moment the powerful water burst into the hospital basement and eventually forced the emergency exit doors to give way completely. A heavy rainstorm on the afternoon of June 28 dropped almost six inches of rain on Norwood, according to reports.
The Norwood Fire Department said that crews responded to a call around 4:46 pm of flooding in the basement of the Norwood Hospital. Fire crews from surrounding departments and a technical rescue response from Norfolk County transported patients safely to area hospitals.
A spokesman from Norwood Hospital said in a statement that water entered the hospital from “all six sides, including through the roof and up from the floor.” The damage caused by the flooding might necessitate a total rebuild, according to Norwood town manager Tony Mazzucco.
“Based on the extent of the flooding, we need to check every piece of equipment, every outlet, every inch of drywall for damage in order to be 100% sure that there is no risk to our patients now or in the future,” the hospital spokesman said. Credit: Norwood Hospital via Storyful