‘Summertime surprise’ damages gym roof
Winds of a powerful thunderstorm peeled back a large section of roofing material from NDCL’s McGarry Gym on the evening of June 18.
As the roofing peeled away, it cracked a drain, severed a gas line, and toppled a large exhaust fan. Incredibly, the high winds turned the gym's lightning rods into darts that pierced the roof in multiple places. All of this damage allowed rainwater to cascade onto the gym floor.
Crews operating a network of dehumidifying tents and hoses are now working around the clock to dry out the floor from above and below.
These photos give you a glimpse of the damage and the work underway to restore McGarry. In the coming days, our insurer as well as the restoration contractors will provide us with a better estimate of the total cost of the repairs as well as the timetable for completion.