FEMA Finding Less Damage Than Expected

Enterprise City School officials are disappointed with the results of a second federal review of storm-ravaged Hillcrest Elementary.

FEMA officials say the tornado damage to the building is far less than the 50-percent threshold.

The repair estimate needs to be at least 50-percent before the federal government will cover the full cost of replacing the school.

But local officials say despite the disappointment, they plan on replacing the building with a new Hillcrest school.

"We don't know when the next storm is coming. We are very concerned about the safety of our students and we plan to build a new elementary school, and it will be Hillcrest," said Bob Tomberlin of Enterprise City School Dist.

It was announced that demolition of the old high school and hillcrest will begin on September 9th,

The contractor will have 60-days to complete the removal.

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