By NR Staff • 

Storm leaves damage at Mac schools

At Wascher School in Lafayette, the storm knocked out four rooftop HVAC units. It also disabled the card readers that control access to the building.

Although the system failed, all the building’s doors remained locked. The system is programmed so failure leaves the doors in a locked state, said Facilities Director Vicki Williams.

At Columbus Elementary in McMinnville, a rooftop condensate pump failed, allowing moisture to build up. As a result, ceiling tiles in the office suffered some water damage.

Schools are not in session because of the summer vacation. However, summer lunch programs are being conducted at several buildings, and summer school is set to resume at the end of July.

Elsewhere, McMinnville Water & Light called in a crew to repair damage caused by isolated lightning strikes, according to Scott Rosenbalm, the utility’s electrical distribution superintendent.

Some customers at the end of Booth Bend Road suffered an outage lasting several hours, he said, and one business on Three Mile Lane lost power for about two hours. In both cases, lightning struck power poles, frying transformers.

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