A small hospital in Iowa reported no serious injuries after a tornado damaged its roof as violent storms swept through the Midwest on Saturday.
Greater Regional Medical Center in the town of Creston, about 75 miles southwest of Des Moines, was hit just one day before Mercy Hospital Joplin (Mo.) opened a new, sturdier modular hospital to serve patients until a full replacement hospital can be built. Mercy's previous hospital in Joplin—called St. John's Regional Medical Center—was wrecked by a tornado on May 22, 2011.
The Iowa hospital hit by a tornado on Saturday suffered roof damage and had some of its windows blown out, but patients and staff were not hurt, the Associated Press reported. Other local news outlets reported that a handful of patients at the hospital at the time were transferred to other providers in the area.