School district still challenged by tornado damage
Published: March 11,2013
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HATTIESBURG — Hattiesburg Public School District officials still are finding damage from the Feb.10 tornado that struck Forrest and Lamar counties.
The Hattiesburg American reports an assessment of the destruction at the transportation center has revealed 90 percent of the district’s vehicles were damaged.
Superintendent James Bacchus said it is estimated there was about $80,000 in damage to the vehicles.
The transportation center, the transportation office, driver training center, bus barn and 25 of the district’s 27 buses also were damaged.
Bacchus said it may be several more weeks before engineers are able to give the district a total on the financial impact of the destruction.
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