Rockville, Md., hospital gets $1.2 million for emergency surgery after tornado
— A Rockville hospital is getting $1,225,000 to help with the emergency costs of treating victims of a tornado that tore through the area.
Rockville Hospital received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to cover the cost of a new emergency department, emergency services, equipment, supplies, staffing and supplies for patients who were in the immediate area when the storm hit the town.
The hospital has set aside $250,000 for the emergency department.
Rockford, about 20 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., received $1 million to build a new building and a new reception area to house the emergency personnel.
A tornado touched down about two miles east of Rockville on Oct. 29, killing four people and injuring dozens more.
The National Weather Service says the storm dumped about 2 inches of rain in Rockville.
The storm destroyed hundreds of homes and left nearly 300 others without power.