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Storms, flooding cause $8 million in damage to schools in Broward County (Fla.) district

April 17, 2023
Classes resumed Monday in the district after severe storms closed campuses for 2 days last week.

Schools in the Broward County (Fla.) district sustained an estimated $8 million in damage from last week’s rain and flooding, officials say.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that the heaviest damage was at nine schools in the Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood areas.

Classes were canceled Thursday and Friday in the 254,000-student district after the storm caused severe flooding throughout the county.

The district resumed normal operations Monday, and students returned to classrooms.

The $8 million damage estimate is significantly higher than the $2 million figure announced last week, district spokesman John Sullivan said.

District maintenance crews worked throughout the weekend to get all campuses open Monday, even those with heavy damage, 

The schools with the most serious damage are Attucks Middle, Olsen Middle, Parkway Middle, Seagull Alternative School, Steven Foster Elementary, Stranahan High, Walker Elementary, Westwood Heights Elementary and Whiddon Rogers Education Center.

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