Kimberly Mayor Bob Ellerbrock said it is not clear when the town hall will be open for business since most of the city is without electricity.
The storm continued on to North Jefferson Middle School, where it ripped out a corner of the gym’s roof, leaving a gaping hole that let in a significant amount of rain water. Strong wind also damaged several doors, warping the metal frames.
The entrance to the school was blocked with fallen trees, but teachers and coaches from Mortimer Jordan High School, Corner High School and North Jefferson Middle School, along with a street crew from the city of Warrior, used chainsaws to remove the debris.
Across the road from North Jefferson Middle School, numerous houses in the Doss Ferry subdivision also had significant roof damage. Other houses throughout Kimberly were also damaged by wind, trees or debris.
The community spirit was alive and well in Kimberly Tuesday, despite the heavy damage inflicted by the storm.