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Storm damages several areas at Williams Baptist College

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LAWRENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

Students, faculty, and staff woke up Tuesday morning to scattered damage at Williams Baptist College in Lawrence County.

WBC's Vice President for Institutional Advancement Brett Cooper told Region 8 News two homes are damaged on Faculty Drive in College City. Both are from trees.

Aaron Andrews lives in one of the homes and said the storm woke him up.

“We heard the winds kick up and we heard a loud bang on the roof got up and there was the big limb,” Andrews said.

Cooper said no injuries have been reported.

The softball field on campus also sustained damage, and the storms brought some fences down on the baseball field.

Laura Tucker, head softball coach, said the winds also damaged their scoreboard. Parts of the scoreboard were found in a field, nowhere close to the softball field.

The team plans to uses a temporary scoreboard during their conference game on Saturday. Tucker said the goal is to get everything fixed before the weekend.

"We were not expecting this strong of a storm," Tucker said. "We were just expecting some rain, which is why we covered the field. Bot we got much more than rain. So just lots of cleaning up that we will have to do today, and just a lot of work that's going to be going on in the next few days for sure."

Tucker said the team will practice in one of the school's gyms.

Tucker also said a lot of people in the community have reached out to help get the softball field back up and running. The soccer team is also assisting them in cleaning up.

"These are all things we can fix," WBC's Vice President for Institutional Advancement Brett Cooper said.

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