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Cleanup Effort Underway At 4 Schools In Windsor After Flooding

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WINDSOR, Colo. (CBS4) – Cleanup crews in Windsor are in emergency mode after four schools suffered extensive damage during a storm last weekend.

In one of those schools — Windsor Middle School — when the storm storm system moved through water came flooding into from the roof and from the ground and damaged almost a dozen classrooms.

Teachers are supposed to report for duty at public schools in the area on Monday, and Windsor Middle School Assistant Principal Jim Osborn says the school is scrambling to get things dry and repaired.

“We’re coming in and really trying to dry out carpets and remove ceiling tiles and do general cleanup work,” Osborn said.

The seventh grade wing at the school was damaged most heavily during the severe weather on Aug. 3. It caused ceilings to collapse and left books, computers and other equipment waterlogged.

The damage has been estimated at more than $50,000.

“A lot of the ceiling tiles have to be replaced,” Osborn said. “There are holes in the wall that have been drilled to actually allow air to flow up the walls to try to dry out the entire building as best we can.”

Fans are in place and are set on the highest setting in an attempt to reach that goal.

School starts on Aug. 19.

“For instructional staff it’s just another worry that they have … to contend with as they get ready to get geared up for their students,” Osborn said.

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