ELLENBURG CORNERS — High winds and heavy rain wreaked a little havoc at Northern Adirondack Central Middle/High School.
Business Executive Brian Tousignant said the damage was primarily isolated to a block of four or five classrooms in one of the High School wings, as well as an area of the building where the swimming pool is located.
“The wind had caused a small section of the edge of the roof membrane to peel back and allow some water to get underneath,” Tousignant said.
Both of the areas were already undergoing renovations as part of the district’s nearly $30 million capital-improvement project, which involves extensive upgrades to the Middle/High and elementary school buildings, as well as technology and energy-efficiency improvements, classroom additions and the construction of a multi-purpose gymnasium.
The block of classrooms and swimming-pool areas existed prior to the start of the construction project and were not additions to the building.
To accommodate the ongoing construction, furnishings had been removed from the building before the Fourth of July storm, Tousignant said, and the damage appears to be mostly limited to ceiling tiles in both areas.
“I don’t believe it will be all that extensive,” he said.
“We’ll know more as time passes, but fortunately, none of the areas were occupied at this time of the year.”
Contractors were in the process of completing remedial repairs necessitated by the storm, Tousignant said last Wednesday, and insurance adjusters were onsite assessing repair costs.
“It’s anticipated that any cost incurred would be covered by our insurance,” he said.
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