Hurricane Ida rips roof off of Louisiana hospital: video

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Hurricane Ida manages to rip off the roof of Lady of the Sea General Hospital. There is no report if anyone was injured.

Frightening video shows Hurricane Ida’s violent gusts rip a roof off of a local hospital in Louisiana as the potentially deadly Category 4 storm battered the region after making landfall Sunday.

The footage captures the moment part of the roof came off the Lady of the Sea General Hospital in Galliano in the low-lying LaFourche Parish south of New Orleans, according to a tweet by a local NBC-TV reporter.

“Oh my god!” someone can be heard yelling as the roof blows away.

At the time of Sunday’s landfall, Ida had maximum sustained winds of about 150 mph. A storm is considered Category 5, the most powerful, at 157 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The storm has preliminarily tied for the fifth strongest hurricane to come ashore in the country based on wind speed. Based on central pressure, it is also tied for ninth strongest US landfall.

Lady of the Sea General Hospital moments before a category 4 Hurricane Ida blows the roof off.
Lady of the Sea General Hospital moments before Category 4 Hurricane Ida blows the roof off.
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Hurricane Ida manages to rip off the roof of Lady of the Sea General Hospital. There is no report if anyone was injured.
Hurricane Ida manages to rip off the roof of Lady of the Sea General Hospital. There is no report if anyone was injured.
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A storm surge of up to 15 feet was forecast in some parts of the region.

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