Residents return to Sheffield care home

Roman Ridge care home in Wincobank, Sheffield where the residents were evacuated after part of the roof was blown off in high winds
Roman Ridge care home in Wincobank, Sheffield where the residents were evacuated after part of the roof was blown off in high winds
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Most of the residents evacuated from a Sheffield care home during last week’s storms have returned.

Thirty residents at the Roman Ridge care home in Wincobank were offered emergency accommodation in the Northern General Hospital and another care home in Ecclesfield when part of the roof blew off when winds reached 92mph last Wednesday.

But engineers have examined the building and declared it safe again.

Some flats in the care home complex were kept empty over the weekend while work was carried out to make one section of the building watertight.

Gale force winds wreaked havoc across South Yorkshire last Wednesday - uprooting scores of trees and damaging buildings, including Arksey Primary School, Doncaster, which was forced to close after part of the roof lifted.

A lorry blew over on the A629 in Thurgoland, trapping the driver inside and a tree landed on the roof of a car travelling along Goodison Boulevard, Cantley.