FOREST CITY, Iowa - Mercy Family Clinic in Forest City was reopened in limited capacity Thursday for the first time since suffering flood damage in June.
The clinic is seeing some patients through their physical therapy portion of the clinic, as the main office is still under repair. Because of the limited space, some patients will still need to be seen at the Buffalo Center and Lake Mills clinics.
Clinic Manager Kathy McEnelly says staff are happy to return, and hopes that something like the recent flooding doesn't happen again.
"That rain was hard and fast and a lot of it, and we're built into a hill, and the water table underneath us just couldn't take it. It really just came up through the ground and burst through. And so we hope that's an oddity that doesn't happen."
Because of that limited capacity, McEnelly adds that it's best for patients to call the clinic to determine where to go.
"While I have lab in Forest City, we don't have X-ray capability. Based on the patient's needs, we'll decide where that appointment is best taken care of and the receptionist will route them to the correct clinic."
McEnelly wants to thank the community for being understanding and working with staff during this time. She adds that there is no firm date as to when the clinic will fully reopen, but predicts that it may be mid-August.