Hurricane Matthew prompts partial evacuation of Melbourne hospital

Orange County Fire Rescue helps move 77 patients


MELBOURNE, Fla. – More than 75 hospital patients in Brevard County are being moved to another facility because of Hurricane Matthew, officials said.

An Orange County spokeswoman said a strike team of five units from Orange County Fire Rescue will help move 77 patients from Wuesthoff Medical Center in Melbourne. It's not known where the patients are being taken.

Orange County said the team is part of the state's Emergency Response Plan.

No other details have been released.