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The Telegram
  • Flood damage to Van Hornesville school could cost $2 million

  • A local school sustained damage after last week’s floods that could amount to close to $2 million, officials said.

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  • A local school sustained damage after last week’s floods that could amount to close to $2 million, officials said.
    Owen D. Young Central School Superintendent Jim Picolla said while contractors still are doing evaluations, repairs could top $2 million.
    “We had one corner of the foundation washed away underneath the gymnasium,” he said. “There was 1 to 6 inches of water flooded on the first floor.”
    He said other damage included erosion of the property along the stream bank, a damaged bridge to the nature trail and heavy erosion to the soccer field and leech system underneath it.
    “My understanding is for people who live in the community, this is the worst they’ve ever seen it in Van Hornesville,” Picolla said.
    He said he it was too early to say whether the repairs would be completed by the beginning of the next school year.
    “We are diligently working on this,” he said. “We’ve had great support from the community to offer help in any way they can. We’re really happy about that.”
     
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