Here’s a roundup of Monday’s damage to Columbus are school districts and schools from Tropical Storm Irma, as reported Tuesday to the Ledger-Enquirer by school officials, although none of the damage is preventing schools from reopening Wednesday:
Muscogee County: Dead tree Arnold Magnet Academy next to the media center. Yard debris at Hannan Magnet Academy. Downed tree on North Columbus Elementary School’s bus loop. Fallen limbs at Wynnton Arts Academy. Fallen sign at Woodall Program at Davis Elementary.
Harris County: No physical damage to property, but power still out in some schools, so they aren’t scheduled to reopen until Thursday. “Three of our schools in the Hamilton area are experiencing phases in electricity,” superintendent Jimmy Martin said. “Portions of these buildings are without power. One of these facilities lost a transformer this afternoon (Harris County Carver Middle School).”
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Columbus State University: “Some signs, light globes and branches were blown onto the ground,” said CSU university relations director Greg Hudgison. “A large tree fell near Clearview Hall. Several trees are down on the hill behind the Lumpkin Center, and a tree is blocking the Fall Line Trace behind the soccer field. Some trees also were down near the RiverPark campus, near CSU’s Carson McCullers Center and at CSU’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center.
“City and university crews started working yesterday to clear debris and remove downed trees. Work may continue throughout the week.”
Phenix City: The power still is out at Sherwood Elementary School, with “the promise” of being restored by Tuesday night, said superintendent Randy Wilkes. Lakewood Primary School has 4-5 shingles missing.
Lee County: Beulah High School’s marquee sign was damaged and will need to be repaired, said superintendent Mac McCoy. A tree is down in the yard at Sanford Middle School.