As Kathleen Middle School’s principal and the Polk schools superintendent opened the school’s doors for the first time after a tornado struck Friday night, they knew things were bad when floodwaters flowed out. “The total inside of that building is damaged. Every floor is damaged. Every room has been damaged,” said Superintendent Jacqueline Byrd told Bay News 9 | GoFundMe

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