Liberty nursing home floods, causes residents to relocate

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LIBERTY, Mo. — Flooding inside of the Liberty Terrace Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center forced some residents to relocate early Friday morning.

The flooding was a result of heavy winds and rain that ripped through the metro late Thursday night and early Friday morning.

The nursing home first reported issues of flooding around 3:30 a.m. The courtyard inside was filling up with water and wasn’t draining. Nursing home officials said there was up to 18 inches of water in parts of the nursing home.

Those who were evacuated were residents who lived above the courtyard. Acute care patients were taken to a local hospital for continued care.

According to Liberty assistant fire chief Dustin Paddick the damage does not pose a threat to any of the residents who were not evacuated from the home.