City: Residents can move back into Norfolk rehab center

Harbour Pointe Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Norfolk prepares for 150 patients to move back in July 29, 2014, after an incident the previous week forced an evacuation (WAVY/Walter Hildebrand)
Harbour Pointe Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Norfolk prepares for 150 patients to move back in July 29, 2014, after an incident the previous week forced an evacuation (WAVY/Walter Hildebrand)

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Residents will soon be able to move back into a Norfolk rehabilitation center after a sprinkler mishap relocated them for a week.

Residents have not been able to return to Harbour Pointe Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center since an incident last week, when a sprinkler head discharged in the center’s mechanical room. A contractor was performing maintenance on the generator at the time. Water sprayed on many of the facility’s electric service panels, and caused some flooding.

No one was hurt, but nearly 150 patients were relocated to local nursing homes and hospitals.

A spokesperson for Vanguard Healthcare Services said the City of Norfolk approved the center to be safe for residents to move back in as soon as Tuesday afternoon, and the process of scheduling moves had started.

Stay with WAVY News for any updates.

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