Created: 05/14/2014 7:29 PM WHEC.com
By: Josh Nichols
People living in Ontario County also woke up to a path of destruction. At one school, kids arrived for classes as crews were cleaning up the damage from Tuesday night’s winds.
The damage done on the grounds of the Manchester-Shortsville School campus is remarkable. It was no ordinary spring thunderstorm.
The track and field at the Manchester-Shortsville School District felt the wrath of Mother Nature Tuesday night. The thunderstorm was strong enough to do some serious damage to the field and the school building.
Charlene Harvey, Manchester-Shortsville Superintendent, said, “We had some flooding in the middle school area and our staff worked through the night to prepare for school this morning. We found some trees that were damaged, two trees out front and a tree top. The roof top unit of the elementary school was taken down. It's on its side.”
An ordinary Thunderstorm doesn't do this. The wind flowing out from the storm was violent enough to completely remove a shed from its foundation, tearing it apart. It even sent gym mats used in track and field into the woods hundreds of feet away.
The cleanup from the storm in Ontario County will continue for days to come.