NORWOOD — General Manager Tony Mazzucco reports that the Town of Norwood has declared a State of Emergency following Sunday’s heavy rain and flash flooding.
The Town of Norwood is currently working with state and federal officials to identify resources to help residents affected by the storm, and is also working with Norwood Hospital to help the organization reopen as soon as possible.
Beginning on Wednesday, July 1, residents who suffered significant property damage as a result of the storm are encouraged to email [email protected] their name, address and phone number, along with a brief description of the damage. While email is preferred, those unable to do so may call the citizen information center at 781-352-2363 and either leave the information with a call taker or leave a message with the information.
A hotline has also been set up for individuals who are looking for a loved one who is a patient at Norwood Hospital and has been evacuated. The hotline number is: 781-769-4000. The hospital was fully evacuated on Monday and remains temporarily closed following Sunday’s storm.
Area residents who are in medical distress must call 911 or visit an Emergency Room at an alternate hospital in the region due to the temporary closure of Norwood Hospital.
Individuals in need of emergency medical attention, who do not need an ambulance, can go to nearby Sturdy Memorial Hospital, located at 211 Park St. in Attleboro, or Beth Israel Deaconess Needham, located at 148 Chestnut St. in Needham. In addition, Norwood Urgent Care, located at 120 Boston Providence Highway in Norwood, is open to walk-ins.
The Town will provide additional updates to the community as soon as more information is available.