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.