The junior high locker area was just one of many areas of the Valley City Junior Senior High School that became drenched with floodwaters during Thursday's flash flood.
Valley City High School and Valley City State University both received significant damage from Thursday's flash flood. Both institutions have filed claims with North Dakota Fire and Tornado Fund, a property insurance company, and are waiting to see if the damage will be paid for.
Valley City Public Schools superintendent Dean Koppelman said the junior and senior high school received about $60,000 worth of damage, mainly to carpet and ceiling tiles. He said a quick response and people available to help aided in mitigating much of the damage.
Following the thunderstorm that dumped four to six inches of rain in Valley City in a short amount of time Thursday, massive amounts of water made its way into the basements and main floors of several VCSU buildings.
Ron Pommerer, director of facility services at VCSU, said the college is almost cleaned up and ready for reconstruction to damaged areas.
Read more in Wednesday's Times-Record.