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Military Will Help Beaumont Get Fresh Water; Outage Forces Hospital To Shut Down

"Due to the failure of the city's water pump, it is in the best interest of our current patients to transfer to other acute care facilities," a large hospital in the city says.

Thousands of people are without water in Beaumont, Texas, adding to the misery of extreme flooding that has left large swaths of it and neighboring towns underwater. The lack of water is also forcing a large hospital to shut down — including its emergency services.

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