Oct 11– Hardin Medical Center staff spent last night in clean-up mode after a third-floor water main break flooded parts of the facility, forcing some patients to be evacuated to other areas of the building.
“It sounded like a waterfall coming down the stairwell, soggy ceiling tiles were coming down and alarms were going – it was crazy,” said a hospital employee.
A Courier reporter who was at the hospital Friday night said the third floor was flooded. Water ran between floors, flooding six patient rooms on the second floor and the pharmacy below that. Nurses created make-shift dams using sheets, pillows and other materials to try to contain the flooding to the third floor.
Water at some points reached 4 inches deep and the elevators were shut down.