Update: Morehead medical center recovers from flash flooding

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MOREHEAD, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) - Updated, Tuesday
St. Claire Regional Medical Center quickly recovered from flash flooding in Morehead Monday night.

Photo: WKYT

Sister station WKYT reports the city got more than three inches of rain.

"We were very concerned about the magnitude of the water coming off the ridges around our campus and so we redirected patients to alternate entrances," said Donald Lloyd, CEO and president of St. Claire Health Care.

Crews tackled the water and mud covering the parking lot and the main entrance.

"The team was able to get it all extracted, cleaned and fully repaired," said Lloyd. "And it was all back to normal by 9:30 p.m. last night."

Local fire departments worked along with hospital staff to make quick work of the mess. The medical center is now operating normally.

Original Story, Monday
Flash flooding caused some issues in Morehead Monday night. Our sister station WKYT has more.

The downtown area was briefly at a standstill due to the heavy rain.

Morehead Police said St. Claire Medical Center was on temporary lockdown as waters rose. They said the water came inside the building but the hospital staff cleaned it up quickly and still had patients coming in.

No major damage was reported.

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