President of the Lion’s Club of Tortola Carvin Malone has made a public appeal for assistance in cleansing the flood-ravaged Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) in Road Town, Tortola.
According to him, flood waters on Monday knocked out a section of the perimeter wall at the institution, and made its way onto the school compound, dumping mud and murky water into classrooms as well as damaging some building.
There has been no report from the Minister of Education Myron Walwyn about the scale of the damage to schools.
But Malone said the plan of action is to clear the mouth of a ghut near the school, remove the mud and debris, and clean all class rooms and administration buildings.
He said the following are needed: “Excavator, bobcat, pressure washer, three-yard truck, 20-yard truck, water-boots, gloves, and humans with strong arms.”
Here are some of the photos Malone has presented to show the extent of the problem facing the territory’s largest public school:
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