Patients at Norwood Hospital evacuated due to flooding, several cars submerged in parking lot

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NORWOOD, Mass. (WCVB): Severe thunderstorms caused a great deal of flooding in Norwood, particularly at Norwood Hospital.

The Norwood Fire Department confirmed to NewsCenter 5 that patients have been evacuated from the hospital due to flooding inside the building Sunday night

Norwood General Manager Tony Mazzucco said approximately 20 patients were evacuated.

Norwood Hospital said in a tweet that the emergency room is temporarily closed due to the flooding.

According to the Norwood fire department, it looks like it could be closed for at least a month due to severe water damage.

In addition, a parking lot at the hospital is flooded, leaving multiple cars submerged in water. As many as five cars are underwater on the hospital’s campus, while another two are trapped on the street.

Meanwhile, a water main break up the street flooded several Norwood restaurants.

There have been reports of lightning strikes in the area, while authorities in nearby Westwood were dealing with transformer fires.

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