Nurse in New Orleans captures TERRIFYING moment Hurricane Ida blows roof of building onto hospital


Nurse in New Orleans captures TERRIFYING moment Hurricane Ida blows big chunks of debris onto double-panned window at Ochsner Health hospital

  • Nurse Christiane Gottbrath posted a video of the roof being torn off a building at Ochsner Health’s main campus hospital in Jefferson, a suburb of New Orleans 
  •  The hospital reported that windows were shattered in two patient rooms, but it is not clear if that damage was caused by debris from the roof
  •  The hospital reported that windows were shattered in two patient rooms, but it is not clear if that damage was caused by debris from the roof.

 


A nurse working near New Orleans has shared a video of the horrifying moment the roof of her hospital was torn off by Hurricane Ida.

Christiane Gottbrath posted a clip to her Instagram stories of her looking out of a window at the Ochsner Health’s main campus hospital in Jefferson, a suburb of New Orleans.

Suddenly, the roof of a hospital building opposite peels off in the high winds, sending chunks of debris rattling into the window.

The hospital reported that windows were shattered in two patient rooms, but it is not clear if that damage was caused by debris from the roof.

Hospital leaders say that most windows are resilient enough to take the high-speed winds as they are double-paned. They said nobody was injured there or at any other facility. 

Nurse Christiane Gottbrath posted a video of the roof being torn off a building at Ochsner Health’s main campus hospital in Jefferson, a suburb of New Orleans 

The video captured by nurse Christiane Gottbrath shows large chunks of debris smashing onto the window before strong winds blow it away

The hospital reported that windows were shattered in two patient rooms, but it is not clear if that damage was caused by debris from the roof.

Suddenly, the roof of a hospital building opposite peels off in the high winds, sending chunks of debris rattling into the window. The hospital reported that windows were shattered in two patient rooms, but it is not clear if that damage was caused by debris from the roof 

The video of the debris colliding onto the hospital was taken by local nurse Christiane Gottbrath (pictured)

The video of the debris colliding onto the hospital was taken by local nurse Christiane Gottbrath (pictured)

As Hurricane Ida pummels hospitals Sunday night in Louisiana, doctors and nurses are continuing to treat patients.

Ochsner Health system, Louisiana’s largest health care organization, reported roof damage and water leaks at several of its facilities. 

Hospitals have been depending on back-up generator power in New Orleans and the Bayou region, to name a few in the state.

‘There’s pieces of roof coming off at lots of our facilities,’ Ochsner Health President and CEO Warner Thomas said during a news conference Sunday night.

Ochsner Medical Center in Jefferson was also swaying in the storm, according to WWL-TV in New Orleans.

Nurse Christiane Gottbrath was posting about the damage caused by the hurricane as she worked through the storm with her colleagues

Nurse Christiane Gottbrath was posting about the damage caused by the hurricane as she worked through the storm with her colleagues

As Hurricane Ida pummels hospitals Sunday night in Louisiana, doctors and nurses, like Christiane Gottbrath (pictured) are continuing to treat patients

As Hurricane Ida pummels hospitals Sunday night in Louisiana, doctors and nurses, like Christiane Gottbrath (pictured) are continuing to treat patients

Most of the big facilities owned by the Ochsner system have ten days worth of supplies on hand, along with functioning back-up generators. 

Some of the hospitals even have access to water wells, which are going to come in handy as most of the city’s tap water will be undrinkable for the upcoming days, if not weeks.

Ochsner Health managed to evacuate some of its patients from smaller, rural hospital sites, before Ida hit the state. These patients are now being taken care of in bigger facilities.

Ochsner’s St. Anne Hospital in Raceland, 45 miles away, and Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center in Houma, southwest of New Orleans, will be evacuated to other facilities when weather conditions calm down enough for city officials to deem it safe to move them. 

That’s expected to happen sometime early Monday morning, once weather conditions have calmed down.

Doctors estimate there are 21 patients at Ochsner St. Anne and 45 at Chabert. 

Cara Castille, of Houma, was supposed to be released from Ochsner in Jefferson, today, but decided to stay because of Ida. She filmed a video from her hospital bed of what she claims were pieces of the roof hitting the double-paned window of her room on the tenth floor  

Branden Summers posted a similar video, from the tenth floor of the same building, showing black debris from the roof of the building flying past a window.

Nearby, part of the roof of a fire station has also blown off. 

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