Strong winds damage Faith Academy...again

Weather Talk

POSTED: Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 6:30pm

UPDATED: Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 6:47pm

For the second time in about four months the roof on Faith Academy in Gonzales has been badly damaged. Sixty mph winds ripped part of it off. Luckily, nobody was injured.

"It was good that we didn't have a whole lot of people here. No one was injured and thankfully there was no real damage to the interior of the building that has just been renovated," says Superintendent Scott Pellegrin.

That wasn't the case during Hurricane Isaac. That storm caused severe water damage inside of the school along with damaging the roof. The school was just beginning to fix that damage when the winds struck around 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20.

"We just choose to look at this as we got rid of some of the old roof. We didn't plan for that but in the long run it's going to work out for the good,” says Pastor Scott Bledsoe.

To make sure the approximately 200 students at the school were safe school was cancelled on Thursday. Their parents were shocked that the roof was hit again.

"People just go this is unbelievable! Is this really true? Is this a dream?" says Pellegrin.

Unfortunately, it wasn't a dream. But because of the quick work of some crews, students won't get another day off. They’ll be back in class Friday morning.

"All of this stuff in hindsight maybe two months down the road we will see it all and be appreciative and see how it all worked out for the good,” states Bledsoe.

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