Hospital floods during heavy rain


Tribune photo by Whitney Riggs/ Fans were lined up in Schneck Medical Center's cafeteria Monday after flooding from rain occurred over the weekend.

Tribune photo by Whitney Riggs/ Repairs were under way Monday afternoon after flooding caused damage to the cafeteria at Schneck Medical Center.

Schneck Medical Center’s cafeteria will be closed for at least a month after flooding from heavy rain Saturday night damaged the seating area.

Hospital officials said outside storm drains weren’t able to handle the heavy downpour, and the water backed up and spilled into the east side of the Seymour hospital.

Windows in a metal-frame door were broken, allowing water to flood the seating area of the cafeteria, said Stephanie Furlow, director of marketing.

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