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School district's updated damage assessment

September 14, 2017
Special to THE CITIZEN ( , Lehigh Acres Citizen

Over the past two days the School District of Lee County has done comprehensive assessments of its school campuses.

All of the campuses sustained damage, some worse than others, and approximately 54 of 96 remain without power as of this morning. The majority of the damage includes downed trees, minor flooding, roof leaks and wind intrusion.

At Lehigh Elementary School, there was damage to a portable classroom and inside of a classroom.

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Damage identified as Lehigh Elementary School, at 200 Schoolside Drive.

The district's Operations Team has been out since Monday repairing damage and today additional staff were called in to help with the process. We have also reached out to the district's vendors to help with larger projects.

As cleanup continues, some of the schools are still sheltering Irma evacuees, including Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School, East Lee County High School and Ray V. Pottorf Elementary. In addition, some of the schools will be used as distribution sites for food and water.

"I am extremely proud of our staff, the Red Cross, National Guard and our volunteers who are doing extraordinary work helping the many members of our community that have sought refuge in our school shelters," Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins said in a prepared statement. "I am praying for their safety, and the safety of our students, their families and our employees during this difficult time."

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Source: School District of Lee County



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