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Keene Health Center closed due to flood damage

August 30, 2011
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

KEENE - The Mountain Health Center in Keene sustained significant damage following Tropical Storm Irene on Sunday.

Adirondack Health officials, in a news release, said there was significant water damage in the building's basement. Telephone and information systems infrastructure, the building's boiler system, hot water tank and main water supply line were located in the basement. In addition to replacing damaged or destroyed equipment and connections, officials say they'll clean-up work associated with extensive water damage.

Given the scope of damage, officials say it will be several days before normal operations can resume at the Mountain Health Center.

"This is a challenging time for residents throughout the region who have been affected by the storm," said Joe Riccio, communications director for Adirondack Health. "We will continue to make every effort to meet the health care needs of residents in the Keene area."

Patients scheduled for appointments in Keene were contacted throughout the day Monday and will be accommodated at the Lake Placid Health Center, also a member of Adirondack Health. All appointments scheduled for Keene will be honored, and the staff normally on hand at the Mountain Health Center will be available at the Lake Placid Health Center.

For questions about an appointment, please contact the Lake Placid Health Center at 518-523-1717.



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