11 classrooms at Brewbaker Junior High School have been swept clean of water and debris 4 days after tornado-like winds roared through east Montgomery. But repairs to the classrooms won't be made before the end of school which is about 9 days away.
Like they say in the south, 'it's a mess,' a mess that's been piled in two large dumpsters containing soggy tiles and ruined carpet. Today the entire school went to a four-block schedule, meaning classes were 30 minutes longer than usual.
"We used science labs and the gym so we had plenty of room, and the teachers actually liked it because it gave them more instructional time," said school principal Cheryl Smith Fountain.
The damage estimate is around $400,000 and Fountain says the repairs will be made long before the start of the new school year next fall.
Not far from Brewbaker Junior High School, part of Woodham's Tire and Auto Service off Highway 231 South has been cleaned up as well and much like Brewbaker, the business is still very much open.
The owner of the business says the damaged part of the building should be rebuilt in 30 days.