Rain Damages 2,000 Books at Elementary School

Damage estimated at $50,000 to $60,000

By Sarah Grieco
|  Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012  |  Updated 4:02 PM PDT
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Rain Damages 2,000 Books at SD School

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Rains flooded a San Diego County elementary school during last weekend, damaging more than 2,000 books, reports our media partner North County Times.

The rain caused between $50,000 and $60,000 worth of damage at Central Elementary School, according to Gina Manusov, assistant superintendent of business for the Escondido Union School District.

There’s also an unknown amount of damage to the computer equipment and other items in the room.

Librarian Ron Black said there are nearly 24,000 books the 2,000 damaged were mostly in the easy-English and easy-Spanish section.

On Monday, rain-soaked carpet and other items were removed from the school library.

The books have been taken away to be freeze-dried in an attempt to save them from water damage, according to Black.

Read more of the story at North County Times

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