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Clean-up continues at Delta Medical; ER traffic diverted

Some residents in the area and the hospital remain without power. Some residents in the area and the hospital remain without power.
Weather on Thursday knocked down a transformer, which sparked a fire into a gas line and subsequently spread to a storage building. Weather on Thursday knocked down a transformer, which sparked a fire into a gas line and subsequently spread to a storage building.
(WMC) - Clean-up continues in and around Delta Medical Center after a powerful storm blew threw the neighborhood Thursday afternoon and caused a gas line fire at the hospital.

Weather on Thursday knocked down a transformer, which sparked a fire into a gas line and subsequently spread to a storage building. Some residents in the area and the hospital remain without power.

"I have to say, I don't think I've experienced anything quite like it," said Delta Medical Center CEO Bill Patterson. "Patients are still in good hands, and their care is not compromised in any way."

Delta Medical Center has diverted emergency traffic away from its ER and to other hospitals in the area, though officials do not expect it to put a strain on any other facilities.

"We don't think that the number, when spread out, among the many hospitals and emergency rooms in the city, will compromise care for them," said Patterson.

The hospital's phone lines are also temporarily down. If you want to check on a loved one at Delta Medical the hospital set a number to call: 901-229-5894. 

Delta Medical says that should be back to normal Friday night or Saturday morning. 

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