KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Fire Department is evacuating a nursing home Tuesday afternoon due to an HVAC failure.
A KCFD spokesperson said 117 patients at Parkview Healthcare, located at 128 North Hardesty, are being relocated to other local nursing homes via city buses.
KCFD said seven patients had COVID-19 and were, therefore, taken to local hospitals.
No other illnesses or heat-related issues have been reported, KCFD said.
The nursing home has not released information about what led to the HVAC failure or when repairs could be expected.
The Kansas City area is currently under an Excessive Heat Warning with temperatures in the upper-90s and the heat index over 110 degrees.
FOX4 found some residents sitting outside and others still inside Tuesday afternoon as they waited to be moved to another facility.
Family of one patient said she learned the facility was using an air tube inside to try to circulate air.
“I call up here and I guess I’m speaking with a receptionist, and she goes, ‘Well they’re in a meeting,’ and everything, and I’m like, ‘OK, they’ve been sitting out here for how long with no air conditioner?’” said Denise Oates, whose mom was being evacuated.
She was upset she found out about the incident through social media.
“I’m just like call me and let me know before you move her,” Oates said. “I need to know where she moves to.”
FOX4 called the nursing home to see if they notified families, but we couldn’t get a clear answer.