Hospital ERs See Influx of Heat Patients - - ABC13

Hospital ERs See Influx of Heat Patients


Lynchburg, VA - In the days after the storm, at lot more people have been visiting the Lynchburg General Hospital Emergency Department.

Centra officials tell us they usually see around 275 people a day.

That number went up to 310 on Saturday and spiked to 330 Sunday.

Most of the cases were illnesses having to do with the power outage and heat -- like dehydration.

So far no major car or chain saw accidents.

The make shift medical treatment at Thomas Road is starting to come down too -- but there will be an ambulance on site.

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