November 11, 2017




Broken hot water pipe results in evacuation of assisted living residents

Braemar at Wallkill (file photo)

TOWN OF WALLKILL – Some 30 residents of Braemar Assisted Living at 21 Riverside Drive in the Town of Wallkill had to be transferred to other facilities temporarily Friday night when a hot water pipe ruptured on the third floor.

Wallkill Director of Emergency Management Louis Ingrassia said 20 residents were relocated to family members, 10 were transferred to Orange County’s Valley View nursing home and others were taken care of in other areas of Braemar.

The pipe broke at 7 p.m.; it was repaired by midnight and the operation was turned back over to Braemar by 1 a.m., Ingrassia said.

Mechanicstown Fire Department was the lead emergency services agency with Middletown City firefighters and Mobile Life Support Services.

The Town of Wallkill Dial-A-Bus and Mid-City Transit provided transportation of residents.

Ingrassia said the Braemar staff is to be commended for their professionalism during the incident.


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