MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) People across the Gulf Coast were in cleanup mode Wednesday after damaging storms tore through the area. One of those hardest hit areas was Midtown Mobile, namely Murphy High School.
There was twisted metal and debris scattered all over the campus. Lots of people were driving around, trying to get a glimpse of the damage.
Many agreed that it was the biggest structural damage to the portable classrooms. There was only one left standing.
School officials said they were not certain on how much damage was done to the school just yet, but architects and construction crews are looking at that. There was a lot of cosmetic damage to the 80 year old buildings from collapsed roofs and broken windows.
Superintendent Martha Peek said they're trying to get things squared away before school starts January 3, and hopefully allow students back into these buildings.
"What will determine that will be the overall electrical situation here. A lot of the old historic canopies were taken down and those have main conduits for electrical service in them. That's what's being assessed right now," Peek said.
School officials are asking people to stay away from the campus to allow the heavy machinery to move in and out.