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23 Jul

Larry Wood, physical facilities manager for the West Lafayette Community School Corp., said the damage to Cumberland Elementary was remarkable.

“It looked like a bomb went off,” he said. “I came in here Saturday night and there was just water pouring out of the ceiling.”

High winds from the thunderstorm peeled off six four-foot strips of metal trim from the sides of the building. The heavy, jagged strips appeared to have skipped across the rubber roof, leaving 34 holes, Wood said.

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