Electra undergoing construction after hail storm

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After a May hail storm caused millions of dollars worth of damage, the city of Electra is in the process of repairing buildings slammed by the storm.  

A hailstorm swept through Texoma on May 19 that caused a lot of damage to city buildings and also the school buildings. The school was given a $50,000 initial settlement from the insurance company to start some of the repairs.

“Our football press box got hammered. It knocked out all of the windows out. All of the siding. So, we have taken some of that money and are in the process of fixing our press box and really upgrading it and making it better than it was,” Electra ISD Superintendent Scott Hogue said.

Hogue said there is still work to be done.

“It pounded all of our roofs, knocked out some windows. So, all of our structures have been hit by the hail as well as some of our vehicles and some of the smaller structures,” Hogue said.

But the school wasn’t the only thing affected.

“There’s a little damage to the Grand Theater. The marquee out front it broke all of the neon off of that we’ve been working, in the process to get that replaced. Hopefully, we will have that done in the next three or four weeks,” City Administrator Steve Bowlin said.

“We’ve had each building owned by the city inspected by the insurance adjuster. Nearly every building is going to have to have their roof worked on,” Bowlin said

The city of Electra and the school district are still working with the insurance company in hopes of fixing everything that’s broken.

The city hopes to have everything finished by winter and the school hopes to have everything finished by the first of next year.

City officials met tonight and had a work session. They are planning on having another meeting at the end of the month to hopefully meet their goal.

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