According to Hamburg Pa. officials, heavy rains and strong winds, are in fact the reasons why, a powerful storm brings eastern Pennsylvanian School to the ground.
Only a path of destruction prevails now within a little town in Pennsylvania. Blue Mountain Adventist elementary school in Tilden Township apparently, did not stand a chance against the severe storm, which ended up pulling the roof right off of the building and further destroying it.
Based on local report of the television channel WFMZ, people who have been able to witness the phenomenon declared that, the storm which cut the power for more than 2,700 homes and industrial buildings resembled a tornado.
With winds that exceed over 60 miles/h, the location where the school once stood, is now mainly covered only in remaining bricks and wood from the roof. The damage that had been brought was so severe, that at the end of the incident, people were able to see straight through one of the school classrooms.
School officials have reported that, during the time when the tornado hit, one school member was inside the building. Fortunately, the ‘principal and BMA alumnus Rachel Wardache was able to escape unharmed’, official’s state. Following an interview with the survivor of the incident, Racheal admitted to the press that, at one point, she did not even realize what was actually happening: ‘I was thinking, we don’t have a ceiling light in the school, why am I seeing daylight.’
After the roof had collapsed due to intense pressure, she only managed to escape from the piles of rubble, by pulling herself out and crawling her way to safety. Other school alumni and community members who have also witnessed the disaster, are now expressing their relief on social medias such as Facebook: ‘So glad no one was hurt’, Marsha Kidder Rauch declared to the press.
The ‘bang’ that Rachel Wardache last heard and described before being buried under her own school roof, appears to have brought great devastation to the Blue Mountain Elementary School in the Tilton Township.
On the other hand, survivor Rachael Wardache has also confirmed that, although the school has suffered great damage and a lot of equipment has been lost in the process, the school is bound to open once again, as soon as its maintenance will come to an end. At the end of the day, all community members appear to be truly thankful for the way in which the events turned out.
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