(FiveNation.com)- Winter Storm Izzy, which hit the eastern United States on Monday after sweeping through much of the Southeast, brought severe winter weather and even destruction in its wake – and on Monday, dozens of residents from a Milbridge, Main nursing home were evacuated after the roof of the building blew off.
Some 41 residents of the Narraguagus Bay Health Care facility were relocated to other nursing homes and facilities in the nearby Ellsworth and Gouldsboro regions. Some were also housed with family, and will remain there until the roof is fixed.
According to staff, there were no injuries reported, which is a miracle considering the extent of the damage.
Just take a look:
Now that it’s light outside — here’s a close look at the portion of the roof that fell down at the Narraguagus Bay Health Care Facility in Milbridge yesterday, because of the high wind gusts. All 41 residents inside were quickly relocated to other facilities. #NEWSCENTERmaine pic.twitter.com/bYi9JhzZ9z
— Hannah Yechivi (@hannahyechiviTV) January 18, 2022
Wind reached roughly 50 miles per hour in the region on Monday, with wind speeds surpassing 60- miles per hour offshore.
Snow will overspread the area this morning, transitioning to mixed precipitation and rain from south to north. Strong wind gusts in excess of 60mph are possible along the coast, mainly around midday. #MEwx pic.twitter.com/GV7yUHGwlm
— NWS Caribou (@NWSCaribou) January 17, 2022
Storm warnings were issued in dozens of states on Sunday because of the storm. It caused hundreds of flights to be canceled across much of the North East.