ORMOND BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A hospital on Florida's east coast is going to be demolished nearly a year after it was shuttered following Hurricane Irma.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported Thursday that Florida Hospital Oceanside will be torn down although hospital officials don't know yet what will be built in its place.

The hospital sits on a beach highway across from the street from the Atlantic Ocean. During Hurricane Irma, the hospital sustained wind and water damaged and one of the exterior walls was compromised, a hospital official said.

The initial plan was to reopen the hospital after 18 months, but hospital spokeswoman Lindsay Cashio told the newspaper the storm damage was too great. Cashio noted that the hospital had been shuttered for six months following hurricanes in 2004.


Information from: Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal, http://www.news-journalonline.com