Hospital is flooded - level 3

Hospital is flooded - level 3

22-08-2014 07:00

Staff at a US hospital got a bit of a shock when their cafeteria was completely flooded.

A wave of floodwater crashed through the windows of the Good Samaritan Hospital in Nebraska last week, sending people searching for higher ground.

CCTV footage from the hospital captured the moment gallons of water swept in, smashing chairs and tables in its way, as staff and visitors watched on in horror from the staircase.

According to reports, the local sewer system was 'overwhelmed' by storms on Friday and Saturday, which gave the town almost four inches of rain (10 centimetres).

While no patients, staff or physicians were injured in this incident, the murky water may have caused substantial damage to the hospital dining area.

The Good Samaritan Hospital, which uploaded the video to its Facebook page, said in the post that this was just a glimpse into the series of events that unfolded that day.

Difficult words: cafeteria (restaurant where you serve yourself), CCTV footage (security camera video), sweep (move), smash (break), physician (doctor), murky (dark and dirty), substantial (a lot of), unfold (happen).


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