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Flooded Wayne Co. school needs new flooring

A school is hit with flooding in Wayne County. A school is hit with flooding in Wayne County.
The cleanup continues in Jesup after heavy rains caused flooding earlier this week. Some schools in Wayne County were damaged from all the rain this week. The Thomas P. James Academy had about 2 inches of water inside the building.

"It was a mess. Water was everywhere all up and down the halls," said the school's director Melita Studstill. "You would need boots to walk in here so your feet wouldnt get messed up."

Studstill said the water came in from both ends of the building, flooding every classroom except one. It ruined all the flooring in the building and sent all thirty students to Wayne County High School while the damage is repaired. 

"This morning was our first day with the plan that we have, and it seemed to be a very seamless plan. Everyone has been very coopertive and understanding of the plan including our parents," Studstill said.

The students will still report to Thomas P. James Academy at the normal time. Then they'll be bused to the high school. At the end of the day, they'll be bused back to the academy for pickup at the normal time.

The Technical Center and the Boys and Girls Club were also flooded. The Boys and Girls Club will be housed at a local church until the repairs can be made. 

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