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Norwood Declares State Of Emergency After Sunday's Destructive Storm

A woman speaks to a person in a vehicle stranded in water on Sunday on a flooded street in Norwood, Mass. (Steven Senne/AP)
A woman speaks to a person in a vehicle stranded in water on Sunday on a flooded street in Norwood, Mass. (Steven Senne/AP)

The town of Norwood declared a state of emergency Tuesday, after a powerful storm that swept the east coast Sunday flooded the Norwood Hospital and caused a power outage there, forcing a temporary closure and the evacuation of over 100 patients.

The town tweeted a statement saying it working with federal and state officials to assist residents and get the hospital up and running as soon as possible.

Town managers also requested that residents contending with major property damage in the wake of the storm reach out and describe the extent of their issues.

Sunday's storm also left more than 1,700 Massachusetts residents without power well into the next morning, including many Norwood residents.

As of Monday afternoon, Norwood officials reported that many of the town's storm drains were still overflowing, causing significant street flooding.

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