Roper St. Francis re-opens flooded facility in North Charleston

October flooding in Charleston dumped a record-breaking amount of rain on the Lowcountry. Roper Hospital Diagnostics and ER-Northwoods announced on Tuesday it is reopening two months after the storm flooded the facility with a foot of water.

Roper Hospital Diagnostics and ER-Northwoods in North Charleston has reopened two months after October’s historic rainfall dumped a foot of flood water inside the facility.

Roper St. Francis said in a news release that the S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation gave the facility official approval to reopen on Tuesday.

“After the rain stopped ... our goals were to assess the damage, get approval for making repairs, and work to expedite reopening as quickly as possible,” said Elisa Cooper, the hospital system’s director of property management.

The emergency department at the Northwoods facility is open 24 hours a day.

During its closure, the hospital system explained that staff members were able to take paid time off or “relocate within the system on their normal shifts through centralized scheduling.”

Roper-Northwoods is located at 2233 Northwoods Blvd. in North Charleston.

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