Hospital officials said a pipe located on the sixth floor split on Saturday, causing flooding in several floors. The hospital was forced to stop accepting new patients and others had to be relocated. Visitors were also barred from the hospital for a few days when Grady lifted restrictions on family visitation.
According to John Haupert, president and CEO of Grady Health System, initially, officials thought the repairs could be completed in three or four months by workers. However, after an assessment with consultants, Haupert says the repairs necessitate a “full gut renovation.”
Due to the damage, Grady is currently handling around 80 percent of the number of ambulance transports the hospital handled before the flooding. The hospital will remain operating normally while repairs are underway.
Lil Wayne Admitted to Owning Gun on Plane, Bullets and Drugs Found in Bag
The Miami Herald recently obtained records from a search warrant that was used to search a private jet carrying Lil Wayne and his entourage on Dec. 23.
While speaking to Miami-Dade police and FBI agents, Wayne reportedly admitted to owning a gold-plated pistol found in his luggage. Also found in the bag were bullets, suspected cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana, heroin, pain killers, and prescription-strength cough syrup. Officers also found $25,938 in cash in the bag. The gun could spell trouble for Lil Wayne, who is a convicted felon and not allowed to own a gun. He was convicted after a .40 caliber gun was found on his tour bus before his concert in New York.
Officers allowed Lil Wayne to leave following the search and he wasn’t charged, but they are expected to take the case to a federal grand jury for a possible indictment.