GREENSBORO, N.C. - After a weekend without lights, the power is back on for all Guilford County Schools. Now the focus turns to cleaning up storm damage.
At Cone Elementary in Greensboro, maintenance workers have been going around the clock to clear all the damage. The district has also outsourced some of the cleanup effort because there is so much to do.
All the roadways into GCS schools are clear, but there's still plenty of tree and pavement damage, along with damage roofs, floor tiles, and waterlogged carpet.
"We do have money that we do set aside for emergencies, so we will be able to cover the costs of this but it will be a strain for the district," said GCS Director of Maintenance Gerald Greeson.
He added that the district expects damages to cost anywhere from a couple hundred thousand dollars to as high as half a million dollars.
Guilford County Schools hopes to have all the storm damage cleaned up or repaired in the next 2 to 3 week.