Patients evacuated from suburban hospital during power outage

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LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital was evacuated Wednesday due to overnight flooding that resulted in power outages.

The hospital said 70 patients were transferred to other hospitals, including Northwestern Memorial.

The hospital says power was restored just before 9 p.m.

In a statement the hospital said,

We continue to work closely with local authorities and ComEd. ... The hospital will be closed to clinical operations tomorrow.