Henry Ford Allegiance Health Hospital hit hard by rainfall overnight

JACKSON, MI (WLNS) – It’s been well known that Mid-Michigan was and is in need of rain. The dry spell ended up abruptly in Jackson overnight. Mother nature made up for lost time dumping more than three inches of rain in the city causing flooding in many places.

Including at Henry Ford Allegiance Health Hospital where some of that rain came in through the ambulance bay and sections of the Emergency Department.

The roads are clear now, but, last night and early this morning it was a different story when Henry Ford Allegiance Health Hospital was hit full-force by the storm.

Henry Ford Allegiance Health Medical Doctor Dr. Rami Khoury said, “we’ve had other internal disasters but, nothing like this. So, a flooding in the E.D. where the entire emergency department gets flooded I’ve not heard of.”

But, the hospital wasn’t the only thing flooded. Water pooled on the roads making travel difficult and being at the hospital even harder.

“We did get some patient movement. Got patients upstairs faster. Moved them to other departments as we had to get them out of the main E.D. area and then backtrack to another area but there was no evacuation of the facilities,” said Dr. Khoury.

Meaning they were able to accept patients but, things will be different at least for a week.

Dr. Khoury said, “we divert ambulances meaning that since this happened. Other we have been accepting patients that way and have been using resources that have. We have less capacity but it’s still the same resources.

In the end, it was needed rain and everyone stayed safe.

 

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