While no deaths or major injuries were reported, some residents were transported to a local hospital for evaluation, he said.
Other residents have been taken to the
"This is a unique dilemma," he said. "There's no textbook training for this."
Vital said the residents will remain in the hotels short term until insurance and construction personnel can evaluate the damaged buildings. He said the two facilities are temporarily uninhabitable.
Morning Pointe officials and staff worked throughout the night to identify residents, assess medical conditions, and facilitate an evacuation of both buildings. All employees were accounted for and no injuries were reported, officials said.
"We were very lucky," Vital said. "It easily could have been a dramatic challenging day today."
But, he said, he was proud of the staff's effort during the evacuation.
"With COVID-19 and the tornado hitting two buildings, I realize how good of a team we have in the organization," Vital said. "I saw front line people in action last night."
He said that
"The coordinated efforts of dedicated
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