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Mother Nature strikes Wolfe County High School again

A strong storm swept through parts of the Bluegrass, carrying lightning and heavy rain along with it. Flash flooding covered many roads, especially in Wolfe County.

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WOLFE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A strong storm swept through parts of the Bluegrass, carrying lightning and heavy rain along with it. Flash flooding covered many roads, especially in Wolfe County.

Many roads in downtown Campton were under water at one point, and a couple hundred peoplewere without power. The Wolfe County High School was even damaged in the storm.

This is the first school year since the tornado outbreak on March 2, 2012 that Wolfe County High School's entire building has been open. And the roof still isn't completely repaired.

"We had a lot of hail damage. We've worked with a lot of insurance companies to get us where we are now with the new roof," said Principal Greg Creech, at Wolfe County High School.

Wednesday's storm was less severe but still brought high winds and lots of rain, wreaking havoc on Wolfe County High School once again.

"In 2012 right before the big storm, this very same thing happened," said Principal Creech. "Just this very flash flood type deal."

Three storms in the past two years have damaged this school with the worst being on March 2, 2012. The principal says they are getting good at cleaning up after storms like this one.

"Mother Nature is just not working with us," said Principal Creech.

This video was taken by the principal Wednesday morning, showing water pouring off the roof. That rain water then rushed in under the doors, affecting three classrooms and the gym.

"90 percent of our problem was water coming off the hillside in the back. And 10 percent of the problem was issues with the roof that we are still working on," said Principal Creech.

Bringing in humidifiers and fans to dry it out is about all they can do. Principal Creech says they're lucky no equipment was ruined, and school is still on for Thursday.


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