A mass general hospital in Pennsylvania is closing due to severe flooding and a lack of supplies.
Mercy Hospital said Thursday that it will open at 8 a.m.
Friday, but the facility is expected to reopen at 6 a. m.
The facility had been closed for about a week due to the floodwaters, according to the hospital’s website.
Mercer Health Care System is a subsidiary of Merck & Co., which has been battling severe flooding in Pennsylvania and the nation.
It was the first hospital to be shut down due to flooding and has had to suspend operations for days, said Beth Harkness, a spokeswoman for Merck.
The hospital was the second major hospital to close due to weather in the region, which has seen severe flooding, she said.
Merck is in charge of maintaining facilities that are hit by heavy rains.
Harkness said the hospital would be open in the emergency department and a rehabilitation unit, and that the hospital had not yet determined the number of patients and staff affected by the flooding.
The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for parts of the western part of Pennsylvania.