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Two dozen West Virginia schools damaged in severe flooding

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Published: Jun. 30, 2016 at 3:02 PM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- More than two dozen schools in West Virginia were damaged by flooding.

Thursday, the West Virginia Department of Education released a list of schools and the severity of the flood damage.

“Our staff have worked closely this week with each of the impacted counties to determine the extent of damages at our schools. Our initial assessment revealed we have 25 schools with damages ranging from minor to severe. We will continue to work closely with county staff to determine a path forward as we repair and rebuild. I recognize the rebuilding process will be difficult in some cases and we are considering every variable to ensure we have safe buildings for our students to attend as we look ahead to the upcoming school year.”

The following schools were damaged:

Braxton County

Flatwoods Elementary School - moderate damage

2 inches of water throughout school

Playground a complete loss

Middle Burch Elementary - minor damage

Power outages causes loss of food in freezers, security system and camera issues

Davis Elementary - minor damage

Power outages causes loss of food in freezers, security system and camera issues

Bursville Elementary - minor damage

Power outages causes loss of food in freezers, security system and camera issues

Braxton Elementary - minor damage

Power outages causes loss of food in freezers, security system and camera issues

Clay County

H.E. White Elementary School - severe damage

Access bridge and playground area washed away

Waiting for professional assistance and access to the school

Secondary access point being assessed for use in the cleanup process

Clay High School - moderate damage

Basement level storage area flooded to ceiling

Sports equipment damaged

Bus Garage - severe damage

3 spare buses complete loss

Significant equipment loss

Unsure of one additional bus

Fayette County

Anstead Elementary - minor damage

Minor water in basement

Greenbrier County

Alderson Elementary - moderate damage

Flooded boiler room

Rupert Elementary - moderate damage

8 inches of water in lower classrooms

Greenbrier West High School - unknown

Officials cannot access due to roads

Rainelle Elementary - moderate damage

No specifics on damage released

Kanawha County

Elkview Middle School - moderate damage

2 inches of water in school

Gym floor ruined

No flood insurance

Clendenin Elementary - severe damage

4 feet of water in school

HVAC and electrical service under water

Herbert Hoover High School - severe damage

7 feet of water in school

Estimated damages to exceed $1 million

Everything on the first floor will need replaced, including two gym floors and auditorium

HVAC and electrical service under water

Bridge Elementary - severe damage

3 feet of water in school

No flood insurance

Monongalia County

Eastwood Elementary School - moderate damage

Some water in gym has been cleaned

Not sure of lasting damage

Morgan County

Warm Springs Intermediate School - moderate damage

Hail damage

Warm Springs Middle School - moderate damage

Hail damage

Berkeley Springs High School - moderate damage

Hail damage

Nicholas County

Richwood High School - severe damage

Boiler room, kitchen, gym, cafeteria flooded

Some water in the first floor highway

Most classrooms did not receive water

Boiler will need replaced

Richwood Middle School - severe damage

Entire school was flooded

Some sections had 4 feet of water, the rest of the school had water up to the baseboards

May be foundation damage

Summersville Middle School -severe damage

3 feet of water in entire school

Summers County

Summers County High School - moderate damage

Minor amount of water in the doors

football field completely submerged

Webster County

Glade Elementary - minor damage

Carpet needs replaced in classrooms

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