UPDATE: Abbeville General will resume normal operations starting at 7 a.m. on Thursday, a spokesperson confirms.
City power has been restored and the hospital never lost power. Patients were evacuated to assure patient safety.
Emergency services are currently available. The spokesperson added that a new back-up generator is now installed and running smoothly.
Here's the statement we received from the hospital Wednesday morning:
Abbeville General is in the process of evacuating five inpatients due to power disruptions from the City of Abbeville and in-house emergency generator failure.
The hospital’s generator became non-functional this morning with a manifold leak, and there is no additional back-up. Back-up generators have been secured and are en route to the hospital.
The Emergency Department is up and running now, but it may lose power as the day progresses dependent on city power outage.
A statement will be issued once the situation returns to normal operations.
We reported that we received some calls about Abbeville General Hospital Wednesday morning.
We reached out to the hospital at that time.
At that time, Abbeville Police told us the hospital was not being evacuated, but that patients were being moved because of the generator issues.