Tornado hits elementary school in Arkansas, destroying the gym

Tornado damages elementary school in Springdale, Arkansas, destroying the gym



LET’S TAKE A LOOK ATHE GYM. YOU CAN SEE CREWS HAVE BEEN OUT HE ARE DAY TRYING TO JUST MOVE AROUND THE DEBS,RI BUT DESTRUCTION IS VERY EVIDENT. ETH BACKHOES, BULLDOZERS DUMP TRUCKS EVERYING THTO TRY TO CLEAR THE WAY, AND THE WEATHER HASN’T BEEN GOOD FOR THEM, BUT THEY’VE BEEWON RKING HARD TO TRY TO JUST MOVE AROUND SOME OF THE STUFF. THE GOOD NEWS IS THE GYM WAS DESTROYED, BUT T THE MAIN SCHOOL, AS YOU CAN SEE, IS INTACT. IN FACT, WE WE TDRE FROM SPRINGDALE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS WENT INSIDE THE SCHOOL. THEY DETERMINED THAT IT IS SAFE SO SPRINGDALE SCHOOLS WILL BE BA ICKN SCHOOL TOMORROW. STUDENTS WILL BE BACTOK MORROW HERE AT GEORGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL THAT HAS SOME 600 STUDENTS, SOME 60 STAFF MEMBERS THA WERE IMPACTED BY ALL OF THIS. SO THEY WERE NOT HERE TODAY, OBVIOUSLY BY, THEY WILL BE BACK TOMORROW. NOW WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT SOME OTHER PEOPLE IMPACTED IN SPRINGDALE, INCLUDING THE STUDENTS. SOME OF THE HOMEOWNERSN I THIS AREA. WE TALKED TO THE RED CROSS COMING UP TO ABOUT THE RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR THE PEOPLE IMPACTED BY THIS EF TWO TORNADO AND ALL THE STORMS THAT CAME WITH IT. SO WE’RE GOING HAVE MORE COMING UP. BUT FOR NOW, LIVE REPORTING

Tornado damages elementary school in Springdale, Arkansas, destroying the gym

All Springdale Public Schools will reopen Thursday. They were all closed Wednesday due to tornado damage and a loss of power. George Elementary was the only school with damage. The main building suffered only minor damage, and crews repaired the roof system, according to a district spokesperson.Students won’t be able to use the gym and outside playground equipment, which was destroyed.The cafeteria and dining area were damaged but was cleaned and made ready for students and staff. The storms destroyed the George Elementary School gym between 4:10 am and 4:20 am, hours before classes were to begin. Debris from the gym and the elementary school roof blew into the yards of neighboring homes and surrounding streets. Crews closed roads near the school due to power lines on the ground or hanging over the roads. If you have photos or videos to share, please do so in the u local Arkansas Facebook group.

All Springdale Public Schools will reopen Thursday. They were all closed Wednesday due to tornado damage and a loss of power.

George Elementary was the only school with damage. The main building suffered only minor damage, and crews repaired the roof system, according to a district spokesperson.

Students won’t be able to use the gym and outside playground equipment, which was destroyed.

The cafeteria and dining area were damaged but was cleaned and made ready for students and staff.

The storms destroyed the George Elementary School gym between 4:10 am and 4:20 am, hours before classes were to begin.

Debris from the gym and the elementary school roof blew into the yards of neighboring homes and surrounding streets.

Crews closed roads near the school due to power lines on the ground or hanging over the roads.

If you have photos or videos to share, please do so in the u local Arkansas Facebook group.

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