LIVINGSTON, La. (BRPROUD) — Livingston Parish’s special school board announced Holden High is officially complete after damages from Hurricane Ida as of Thursday.
“We had multiple schools impacted by Ida,” says Livingston Parish Superintendent, Joe Murphy.
Reports say that some areas of Livingston experienced over 150 mph winds and thousands were powerless. A year later projects are getting completed.
Holden High School repairs include new roofing, ceiling tiles, and some of the school’s flooring was damaged due to flooding.
“One of the first things we had to do at Holden, was the remediation work, which is for the lack of better terms, it’s cleaning the campus, making sure campus is safe,” said Murphy.
However, when it comes to flood damage, Livingston Parish School System has experienced this before due to the 2016 floods.
“We got a first-hand education, when we had 19 schools flooded, we had to do federal assistance for that,” according to Murphy. “When you get involved with these things, you start dealing with Federal funds. You have to make sure you do things the right way, and we get frustrated with that because that takes a little bit longer,” he adds.
However, the board members and the Superintendent are glad the repairs are finally done, and that their kids are in a safe and sound environment.
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