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Child care center damaged by storm begins cleanup process

Officials with the National Weather Service were in Georgetown on Wednesday morning. They were trying to figure out what kind of weather caused the roof to blow off a community center during Tuesday's storms.

Preschoolers were eating lunch at Check Point, which is inside the community center, when the storms hit. The children had just been moved to a safer place when the roof came off.

Workers with Check Point began the cleanup process on Wednesday. The center's director tells us Check Point lost at least 8 computers, some televisions and other teaching tools.

The State Fire Marshal gave Check Point the okay to run the program out of a concession building at the state fairgrounds for now. The director says it will be several weeks before they can move back into the community center.

"I'm hoping in 30 to 90 days," said Robin Allen. "I know if we have to put a new roof on, there's a bidding process and that takes time."

The director says the main concern is a new roof and making sure the building is structurally safe for children.

City officials say about 29,000 people come through the building for various events each year.


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