Heavy rain flooded Norwood Hospital in late June, closing it indefinitely. Weeks later, that means longer ambulance rides and an increase in patients at surrounding hospitals.
David Hayes calls the deluge that swept through Norwood last month a “1,000-year storm.” On June 28, the skies opened up, dropping 4 inches of rain in 90 minutes. Water gushed like rapids through the streets. It swallowed up cars in the hospital’s parking lot and rushed into the basement, knocking out key infrastructure, including the backup generator. Hayes, the…