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The Honolulu Advertiser

Updated at 11:48 a.m., Sunday, October 15, 2006

Hamakua Hospital reports damage, patients evacuated

Advertiser Staff

The Hale Hoola Hamakua Hospital on the Big island reports damage including flooding from a broken fire main.

The broken fire main caused major flooding, the hospital said.

Patients were evacuated to a nearby clinic.

There also was moderate ceiling damage.

The hospital expects to be out of commission for two days.