Saturday 20 September 2014

Roof blown off school

Simon Brouder

Published 01/01/2014 | 05:36

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Denis Coleman principle of the school and staff are working to recover the debris which became entangled in trees on the school grounds and opposite the school and around the area. Photo: D Walsh

THE damage to Tralee's CBS Primary School, which had one of its classroom roofs ripped off in last week's storm, has been compared to the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Katrina.

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On St Stephen's Night winds that reached up to 135km/h tore the roof from a prefab unit used as a junior infants classroom. The roof was hurled more than 60 yards by the gusts and only a line of tall trees in the yard prevented the flying debris from smashing into homes across the street.

School Principal Denis Coleman said it was miraculous that no one had been hurt.


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