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A portion of Lady of the Sea General Hospital's roof blew off as Hurricane Ida's eye wall blew through the area.

But hospital CEO Karen Collins said all patients and staff are fine at this time. 

South Lafourche reported wind gusts of well more than 100 mph in several areas and there have been reports of storm damage in both businesses and residential areas.

A video on social media showed portions of Lady of the Sea's roof being damaged. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said today one of his greatest concerns with Ida was the hospitals - which are overflowed with COVID patients, which did not allow most patients to be moved to other facilities outside of the storm path.

Collins said patients are OK and no one was injured in the gusts, but the hospital has suffered "significant damage" in the incident. 

LaVelle Chiasson, Director of Quality and Marketing, said the hospital will continue to provide quality care throughout the duration of the storm. 

“Lady of the Sea staff is continuing to provide care and safety for our patients in the hospital. Since we are still in the middle of the storm, no one can be moved at this time. Please know we are doing all we can to ensure the safety snd health of our patients.” Chiasson said.

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