- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit Medical Center says it’s closing its 26-bed Surgery Hospital in Madison Heights following flooding this summer that damaged the facility.

The Detroit News and MLive.com report the shutdown is effective Friday. The DMC says it’s evaluating its options for reopening the facility.

The closure is expected to lead to layoffs for 127 employees. The Detroit Medical Center says it will work to find alternate employment at other locations for employees.

President Barack Obama last month issued a federal disaster declaration for the Detroit-area counties that suffered massive flooding in August. Some parts of the area received more than 6 inches of rain, which flooded basements, streets and freeways.

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