Nursing Home Evacuated After Water Lines Burst

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MENTOR - The Heartland of Mentor nursing home is being evacuated after water lines burst in the attic around 3:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

The nursing home said the staff was able to move residents that were affected safely and quickly to other parts of the facility. No one was hurt.

60 patients, which is about half of the people at the facility, are being transferred to the Heartland of Mentor's sister centers. 15 area fire departments helped move residents.

The facility said it is contacting family members and will keep them informed on the progress.

An operations team is assessing the damage, and a cleanup firm has been called in to begin repairs. The nursing home hopes to move patients back home as quickly as possible.

Heartland of Mentor does not expect any disruptions in daily services and routines such as therapy schedules and meals to its patients.

As a result of the water line break, Heartland of Mentor's phone system has been affected and is not currently working. They are setting up an alternative number for families to reach them.

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