Hot Springs nursing center evacuates 57 residents - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Hot Springs nursing center evacuates 57 residents

Posted: Updated:
57 elderly residents were evacuated from Kissito Healthcare Hot Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Wednesday after a frozen sprinkler pipe burst in the attic.

Police say the building was flooded with ankle deep water from the burst. Parts of the ceiling fell down from the water.

Area contractors were called onsite to assess the damage and begin repairs.

“It was a very smooth evacuation”, said Darren Martin,facility spokesperson for The Springs.

The residents were moved into the dining area where they were accounted for and informed of the situation. All 57 residents were evacuated safely to Bath County High School.

By 8:30pm that night Martin says all the residents were safe and warm, either settled in or on their way to area nursing homes and hospital rooms.

“It was an incredible response by our emergency responders, volunteers, school staff and administration,hospital partners, area nursing homes, families of residents,and our staff here at The Springs.”

“It was so encouraging to see the outpouring of help and support from the community, we are just so thankful we are part of such warm caring compassionate community. Without their help there is no way this evacuation could have happened so quickly and so smoothly.”

The Springs expects the repairs to the facility will go very quickly and will re-open its doors to its residents early next week. 

  • Floydfest attracts people from all walks of life

    Floydfest attracts people from all walks of life

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:26:58 GMT
    FloydFest 13 kicked off on Wednesday. Thousands of people from different walks of life will attend various events. Some come to the music festival to escape the monotony of everyday living."
    FloydFest 13 kicked off on Wednesday. Thousands of people from different walks of life will attend various events. Some come to the music festival to escape the monotony of everyday living."

  • As Iraq gets new president, car bomb kills 21

    As Iraq gets new president, car bomb kills 21

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:49 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:49:38 GMT
    Iraqi officials say militants have attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad, killing 52 prisoners and eight soldiers.
    Iraqi officials say a double car bombing in central Baghdad has killed 21 people and wounded 33, hours after lawmakers elected the country's new president.
  • Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed' in Mali

    Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed' in Mali

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:45:50 GMT
    The official Algerian news agency says an Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from the radar.
    An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali during a rainstorm, officials said. France deployed fighter jets to search for...
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.