Severe Weather Forces Two Dozen Nursing Home Residents to Relocate

Heavy snow and freezing rain that struck nearly the entire country last week downed tree limbs and power lines, and caused driving conditions to become treacherous. But it was a heavy rain and wind storm that forced two dozen residents  to evacuate a nursing home after winds tore off a section of  the facility's roof, authorities said.

No one at the nursing home was injured, and the 24 residents were taken to a near by nursing home with extra room for the additional patients, authorities said. "Straight-line winds hit from the west and flipped over about a 50-foot section of tin over to the east side of the road," said the nursing home administrator. "We lost some tin and some decking, but that was it." 

The storm was part of a line of storms that prompted the National Weather Service to issue severe thunderstorm and flash flood watches for the region. The national weather service estimated that winds reached up to 70 miles per hour in the area of the nursing home. For more, read the story.

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Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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