CLERMONT, Fla. - Maintenance workers spent Wednesday cleaning up Clermont Elementary School after heavy rains caused flood damage inside.
Crews were able to clean enough to keep classes
Students who were supposed to meet in the flooded classrooms were instead moved into some of the vacant portable classrooms on campus.
"It was about 4 inches in less than an hour," said school spokesman Chris Patton.
The flooding happened about 9 p.m., but the water had been cleared out by noon Wednesday, leaving sand, dirt and mulch everywhere.
"It looks terrible," said student Joustian Rodriguez.
In all, seven classrooms were
"It was one of the worst events, actually, worse than what we saw in 2004, according to some people," said Patton.
Administrators said a bigger retention pond and a newer storm drain system would have helped but might not have prevented the