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PA nursing home residents evacuate due to tornado

October 4, 2018
by I Advance Senior Care
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A tornado struck a nursing home in northwestern Pennsylvania, blowing a roof off one building and causing moderate to heavy damage, authorities said. No serious injuries were reported, according to CBS News.

Meteorologist Mike Griffin of the National Weather Service office in Cleveland said the EF-2 twister packing winds up to 115 mph struck Rolling Fields Elder Care Community in Conneautville, about 40 miles south of Erie, at about 2:40 p.m. Tuesday.

Rolling Fields said in a statement that all residents were being evacuated, and there were no serious injuries, although "two residents have been hospitalized for unrelated concerns."

"At this point our main priority is the elders (residents), care-partners (employees) and all others on site," said Lisa Haglund, vice president of marketing and development.

The American Red Cross opened a reception center for the community's 162 residents at Conneaut Valley Middle School. The American Red Cross said in an email to CBS Pittsburgh that the senior residents will stay at the middle school until housing can be arranged.

Read the full story at CBS News.