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Ritchie County Nursing Home Evacuated Due to Flooding

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HARRISVILLE -

UPDATE (6/23/16 at 2:30 p.m.):

According to the Ritchie County Office of Emergency Management, six to eight inches of water forced 56 patients out of the Pine View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Harrisville Thursday morning.

Ten patients, who required ambulances for transport, were taken to Camden Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg. The other 46 patients were transported by a school bus to the Lion's Club until they could be taken to a nursing home in Moundsville. According to the OEM director Jim White, Ritchie County Schools provided the school bus, which was vital in transporting the patients.

Harrison County EMS, the Ritchie County Ambulance Authority, the Doddridge County Ambulance Authority, Calhoun County EMS and Camden Clark Ambulance Services also assisted in transporting patients, according to White.

White said there was not a room in the facility that didn't have water in it.

It will take some time to repair the damages and clean up after the flood, White said, and patients will be moved back after the cleanup is complete.


ORIGINAL (6/23/16 at 9:30 a.m.):

The Pine View Nursing And Rehabilitation Center in Harrisville was evacuated Thursday morning due to flooding in the area.

According to Ritchie County 911, nursing home patients were transported to the Women's/Lion's Club building in Harrisville.

We've reached out to the Ritchie County Office of Emergency Management and are waiting to receive a call back.

Stay with 12 News for updates.

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