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A flash storm which ripped through Byron shire on Saturday night threatened the evacuation of patients at Byron District Hospital after its roof was damaged by strong winds and water came flooding in.

Emergency services rushed to the scene in the CBD around 7pm.

There were no reports of injuries and a spokesperson told Echonetdaily that no patients required transfer but the hospital did suffer storm damage to the emergency department.

Access is now through the main entrance to the hospital and a temporary ED has been established in the general ward.

 


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