Town of Norwood declares state of emergency after major flooding

Norwood town officials have declared a state of emergency after Sunday’s storms caused major flooding.General Manager Tony Mazzucco shared the news on his social media pages Tuesday evening.Norwood Hospital is temporarily closed after the facility lost power due to the powerful storms. Officials said about 90 patients were evacuated from the hospital Sunday, and the remaining patients were being moved Monday to other facilities.A water main break on Sunday also flooded several restaurants in the town, as more than 4 inches of rain fell in 90 minutes. Mazzucco said he has not seen this level of flooding in 25 years.”We are working with state and federal partners to find resources to assist residents in need, and are working with Norwood Hospital to get the hospital operational as soon as possible,” reads a statement from the town. “We will update everyone as soon as we have more information on the resources available.”Beginning Wednesday, Norwood residents who suffered major damage as a result of the storm can report the damage to the town’s citizen information center by calling 781-352-2363.Residents who suffered major storm damage can also email their name, address and phone number, along with a brief description of the damage, to managers@norwoodma.gov.People looking for a patient that was evacuated from Norwood Hospital due to the storm can call 781-769-4000.Area residents in need of emergency medical attention, but who do not need an ambulance, can go to Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro or Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Needham. Norwood Urgent Care, located at 120 Boston Providence Highway, is also open to walk-ins.

Norwood town officials have declared a state of emergency after Sunday’s storms caused major flooding.

General Manager Tony Mazzucco shared the news on his social media pages Tuesday evening.

Norwood Hospital is temporarily closed after the facility lost power due to the powerful storms. Officials said about 90 patients were evacuated from the hospital Sunday, and the remaining patients were being moved Monday to other facilities.

A water main break on Sunday also flooded several restaurants in the town, as more than 4 inches of rain fell in 90 minutes. Mazzucco said he has not seen this level of flooding in 25 years.

“We are working with state and federal partners to find resources to assist residents in need, and are working with Norwood Hospital to get the hospital operational as soon as possible,” reads a statement from the town. “We will update everyone as soon as we have more information on the resources available.”

Beginning Wednesday, Norwood residents who suffered major damage as a result of the storm can report the damage to the town’s citizen information center by calling 781-352-2363.

Residents who suffered major storm damage can also email their name, address and phone number, along with a brief description of the damage, to managers@norwoodma.gov.

People looking for a patient that was evacuated from Norwood Hospital due to the storm can call 781-769-4000.

Area residents in need of emergency medical attention, but who do not need an ambulance, can go to Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro or Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Needham. Norwood Urgent Care, located at 120 Boston Providence Highway, is also open to walk-ins.

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