Winds rip portion of roof off of Raynham school
RAYNHAM, Mass. (WHDH) -- A portion of the roof was blown off of a school in Raynham.
The roof to the cafeteria was severely damaged but the rest of the school was spared.
Police said it happened around 6 a.m. Nobody was in the school but a teacher was getting out of her car when winds began ripping the roof off.
School property and street were littered with roof insulation. Safety officials checked the roof out and said that as long as children stayed out of the cafeteria the school was perfectly safe. The school opened for classes. The Principal said that lunch would still be able to be served, but inside the classrooms.
Neighbors said it was like a monsoon.
“I thought some insulation from my truck or something, but then I looked over and saw the roof and thought, well, that’s not a good day,” said resident Charlie Haskins.
Buses and traffic were rerouted so that the roof could be repaired during the day.
Another school in Fall River was also damaged due to the strong winds and rain.