After one of the biggest rainstorms Lake Havasu City has experienced in a long time July 13, Lake Havasu High School was one of many places that sustained damage. After a drain plugged up in a loading bay behind the band room, water flooded to the brim of the loading bay and overflowed into the band room, and the back hallway in the Performing Arts Center.
Damage sustained in the band room was minimal, but the damage behind the PAC has not been gauged on severity yet. The band room sustained water damage to the carpets, causing them to bubble up and some sheet music had some water damage.
“The damage (to the band room) wasn’t too bad,” said Tammy Bishop, Band Director for Lake Havasu High School.
Other areas of the school that were damaged included D Hall and the parking lot. Debris from the flash flood on S. Palo Verde Boulevard filtered its way into the parking areas and left several deposits of sand and rocks.
“Someone told me that a telephone pole near the school almost fell through the cafeteria,” said Dale Genger, Assistant Principal “But 911 was called and the situation was handled before anything happened. The pole was leaning over six feet.”