Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems Evacuates Caruthersville Nursing Center

For Immediate Release:  4/28/11

Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems Evacuates Caruthersville Nursing Center
The river stage in Caruthersville has been estimated to crest at 48’ on May 7th; two feet short of topping the sea wall.  However, in the interest of safety, effective immediately Caruthersville Nursing Center will begin a partial evacuation.  Twenty three of our sixty three residents will be evacuated temporarily to the Pemiscot Memorial Nursing Home in Hayti.
 It is important to note that this evacuation is merely precautionary and not mandated by the city or state.  The residents that will be evacuated are non ambulatory, meaning that they are unable to walk on their own and would prove difficult to move in the event of flooding. Should you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems.

Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems
946 E Reed
Hayti, MO 63851
(573)359-1372