Hospital evacuated after power outage, floods remains closed

  • Jorge Morales and his son Ariel, try to clear drains in front of his home in Mundelein, Ill., Wednesday morning, July 12, 2017. Flooding hit the Chicago suburb as storms moved through the area. (Paul Valade/Daily Herald via AP)

    Jorge Morales and his son Ariel, try to clear drains in front of his home in Mundelein, Ill., Wednesday morning, July 12, 2017. Flooding hit the Chicago suburb as storms moved through the area. (Paul Valade/Daily Herald via AP) Associated Press

  • Mundelein, Ill., resident Jorge Calvillo removes a stray garbage can that floated into driveway Wednesday morning, July 12, 2017, after heavy rains caused flooding in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. (Paul Valade/Daily Herald via AP)

    Mundelein, Ill., resident Jorge Calvillo removes a stray garbage can that floated into driveway Wednesday morning, July 12, 2017, after heavy rains caused flooding in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. (Paul Valade/Daily Herald via AP) Associated Press

  • City of Elgin, Ill., public works employees work to clear drains Wednesday morning, July 12, 2017, after drenching rains caused flooding in streets and homes. (Rick West/Daily Herald via AP)

    City of Elgin, Ill., public works employees work to clear drains Wednesday morning, July 12, 2017, after drenching rains caused flooding in streets and homes. (Rick West/Daily Herald via AP) Associated Press

  • A woman stands by a flooded street Wednesday morning, July 12, 2017, in Mundelein, Ill. Flooding hit the Chicago suburb as storms moved through the area. (Paul Valade/Daily Herald via AP)

    A woman stands by a flooded street Wednesday morning, July 12, 2017, in Mundelein, Ill. Flooding hit the Chicago suburb as storms moved through the area. (Paul Valade/Daily Herald via AP) Associated Press

  • Police officers close down Route 45 at Division Street Wednesday morning, July 12, 2017, due to flooding following heavy rainfall in Mundelein, Ill. (Paul Valade/Daily Herald via AP)

    Police officers close down Route 45 at Division Street Wednesday morning, July 12, 2017, due to flooding following heavy rainfall in Mundelein, Ill. (Paul Valade/Daily Herald via AP) Associated Press

  • Mundelein, Ill., Fire Department's Lt. Tim Starky talks to residents on Lincoln Avenue before shutting off their natural gas main Wednesday morning, July 12, 2017. Flooding hit the Chicago suburb as storms moved through the area. (Paul Valade/Daily Herald via AP)

    Mundelein, Ill., Fire Department's Lt. Tim Starky talks to residents on Lincoln Avenue before shutting off their natural gas main Wednesday morning, July 12, 2017. Flooding hit the Chicago suburb as storms moved through the area. (Paul Valade/Daily Herald via AP) Associated Press

 
 
Posted7/13/2017 7:00 AM

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- A suburban Chicago hospital remains closed after being evacuated due to power outages caused by flooding.

Northwestern Medicine says in a statement on its website that power was restored Wednesday night at Lake Forest Hospital following the outage earlier that day, but it's closed to clinical operations Thursday.

 

The statement says 70 patients were transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and other local facilities.

Lake County was among parts of Illinois hit hard by flooding. Earlier Wednesday, Mundelein firefighters and police officers evacuated about 25 people from an apartment building. Some senior citizens were taken away on small boats.

A line of thunderstorms moved across northern Illinois, causing the flooding. The National Weather Service reported Libertyville recorded 6 inches (15 centimeters) of rainfall and Lake Forest had nearly 6 inches (15 centimeters).

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