Butler high gym flooded

Monday, Aug 2, 2010 11:40 AM
Last updated 1:19 PM
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Richmond County school officials said today that flood damage occurred at Butler High School over the weekend.

According to officials, in some areas the flooding caused nearly two feet of standing water and damage involved a new gym floor at the school. School system Facilities Director Benton Starks said today that work is still being done to dry out the new gym floor as well as an old gym floor. If the two floors can't be salvaged, he said the cost from the flooding could reach $250,000.

Starks said the flooding occurred during a downpour Saturday, but he said officials aren't yet sure why it caused such flooding at the school.

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Cassandrablake
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Cassandrablake 08/02/10 - 12:08 pm
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Four feet! Good grief that's

Four feet! Good grief that's a lot of water.

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jb1234 08/02/10 - 12:48 pm
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And they just renovated the

And they just renovated the school too...that sucks!

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TrulyWorried 08/02/10 - 12:49 pm
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Any word as to where all that

Any word as to where all that water came from??

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iletuknow 08/02/10 - 01:08 pm
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Without a gym at Butler High

Without a gym at Butler High I suspect the entire school is now useless.

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Little Lamb 08/02/10 - 01:15 pm
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To TrulyWorried; I share your

To TrulyWorried; I share your question about what caused the flood — broken pipes, water deliberately left on as a prank, Saturday night's storm, etc. And if it was Saturday night's storm, how did that happen — hole in roof, floodwater running in a door, etc. I certainly hope the intrepid staff at the Chronicle provides this information before this story hits print tomorrow.

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Dukedirtbag 08/02/10 - 01:49 pm
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Welcome to the NEW Butler

Welcome to the NEW Butler High indoor swimming pool

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 08/02/10 - 02:02 pm
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Come on AC - where DID the

Come on AC - where DID the water come from? $250,000 at stake!!

Sweet son
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Sweet son 08/02/10 - 02:55 pm
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TrulyWorried, probably came

TrulyWorried, probably came from a low bid roof!!!

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crackertroy 08/02/10 - 02:59 pm
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Yeah the "staff" needs to
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Yeah the "staff" needs to send someone over there to find out the story

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amandab777 08/02/10 - 03:00 pm
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The flooding came from the

The flooding came from the heavy downpour on Saturday. I was on my way to work during the storm and roads were flooded. For some reason, when it rains that hard and fast, the drains do not have the capability of taking in that much water. The water then builds up and has no where to go. Since that gym does not have steps leading up to it and is level with the ground, the water went inside.

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Little Lamb 08/02/10 - 03:48 pm
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Thank you, Amanda.

Thank you, Amanda.

snoopdawg99
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snoopdawg99 08/02/10 - 05:09 pm
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Remind me to hire that

Remind me to hire that construction outfit to build me a home NOT....... really good work i see

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