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Texas High School Heavily Damaged by Hurricane Harvey

By Ryan Berlin Emergency Preparedness

Just hours after Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 storm, Rockport-Fulton High School was completely destroyed by the major storm’s wrath. Daybreak revealed debris covering the school’s grounds and parking lot area.

Long pieces of metal wrapped around poles, large air conditioning units were either dangling from the side of the roof or lying on the ground.

Doors at the entrance of the school’s auditorium were smashed in with broken glass were scattered near entryway.

However, the most damage comes from a nearly collapsed gymnasium with three of its four walls completely gone.

The eye of Hurricane Harvey made landfall almost directly on Rockport late Friday evening, bringing intense power.


This Quick Read was submitted by Ryan Berlin, managing editor of Facility Maintenance Decisions, ryan.berlin@tradepressmedia.com. Read more about hurricane preparedness and protecting buildings during disasters.


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