Aug 10, 2012 7:17 PM

Huachuca City School repairs estimated to take two months

HUACHUCA CITY, Ariz. - Reconstruction of the Huachuca City School building damaged by a monsoon storm earlier this week could take two months, contractors estimate.

On Tuesday, a microburst blew off a 50-foot section of the school's roof, causing significant water damage to several classrooms. The school was closed the next day.

Today, results of a test for asbestos and other dangerous chemicals came back negative. Contractors say they will have to demolish the interior of the damaged building by taking out the drywall, carpeting and other damaged elements. School officials expect reconstruction to take about two months.

On Monday, they will convert a counselor's office to a Kindergarten class so meet the school's capacity needs. The school has already combined two classrooms.

Next Saturday, August 18, Huachuca City schools will hold a "Stuff the Bus" and a car wash fundraiser to replace school supplies lost in the storm.

Principal Tom Yarborough told News 4 Tucson that he is grateful no one was hurt, and says it could have been a lot worse.


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