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Damage to Lawrence Co. High could cost nearly $2-million

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Recent storm damage to Lawrence County High School is expected to cost nearly two million dollars. Recent storm damage to Lawrence County High School is expected to cost nearly two million dollars.
LAWRENCE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Recent storm damage to Lawrence County High School is expected to cost nearly two million dollars, according to Superintendent Heath Grimes.

Storms from July 6 destroyed the roof of the gym at the school, ultimately tearing the roof into pieces that damaged the roof at the high school. Construction for a new roof on the high school is expected to begin soon. Total cost to replace the roof is expected to cost about $500,000, he said.

Grimes said Wednesday night the construction for the gymnasium is going to take a while longer because of the extent of damage to the roof, floors, and foundation of the gym. The storms heavily damaged the floors of the gym, while a beam supporting the gym was also damaged and possibly needs to be replaced.

Although Lawrence County High School, like most schools in the state of Alabama, is insured through a state-supported insurance company, it's unclear how much of the repair costs for the gym – due to the great extent – will be covered by insurance.

Grimes estimated the total cost to repair damages at the gym would cost an additional $800,000-$900,000.

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