Lawrence County High Damaged by Micro-Burst

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MOULTON, Ala. (WHNT) – Lawrence County High School suffered extensive damage in what is being called a microburst by the National Weather Service.

Work crews spent Friday repairing heavy roof damage and getting water out of the building.

Across the campus, huge pieces of metal from the Lawrence County High School roof were scattered by winds and carried from nearby buildings.

Lawrence County School Superintendent Heath Grimes says, “I came up last night and I knew I had some water damage and some holes in the roof, I did not understand the magnitude.”

Metal punctured holes in the roof and the superintendent is worried, the rain water may start to buckle the floors.

The gym sustained the most damage.

“The gym we are very concerned about and how we are going to be able to repair that and the cost of the repairs,” said Grimes.

Right now, caution tape blocks off all the entrances to the school.

“In some areas we feel like we are almost completely exposed to the elements.”

But the according to the superintendent, even with concerns, repairs will be made, by the start of school on August 20th.

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