Hannibal Regional Hospital instituted a boil order after a water main break shut off service, according to an article on the Herald-Whig website.
"It's business as usual except for drinking water and water to cook with," said Doug Ruble, Hannibal Regional's vice president of facilities. "We'll have to boil all water we're cooking with or use the bottled water we brought in."
Hannibal Regional set up its incident command team and implemented its emergency plan for utility failures.
"We put all of our equipment and supply assets that we have for emergency response in place," Ruble said in the article. "We provided additional water to the hospital, bottled water. We had ice available for all the departments in the hospital. We wanted to have everything in place to ensure we were able to take care of patients and team members. It went just according to plan. There were no business interruptions with hospital services."