The roof of Jacksonville State’s basketball arena was damaged when a tornado hit the campus Monday night.
The roof of Pete Mathews Coliseum sustained significant damage during the storm, Jacksonville State athletic director Greg Seitz said in a statement Tuesday. That damage then caused the court and other parts of the arena to flood.
Here’s a look at the arena from Tuesday.
@CoachRHarper @JSU_MBB the entire #DOMOREWITHLESS Nation is thinking of you after the tornado hit your town and campus. For those of you that do not know Coach Harper he is one of the finest people and coaches I know. Ray, how can we help? Spread the word DMWL Nation! pic.twitter.com/XdxA0MP0mE
— Mark Adams (@EnthusiAdams) March 20, 2018
The school was on spring break when the storms hit Monday night and only minor injures were reported in the city of Jacksonville, Alabama. Other parts of the Jacksonville State campus sustained significant damage, including “numerous academic buildings and dormitories,” according to Seitz’s statement.
The National Weather Service tweeted Tuesday the tornado that hit the city was an EF-3 with winds of approximately 140 m.p.h.
UPDATE/CORRECTED: the damage survey continues, and based on an assessment of structures in the vicinity of Jacksonville State University the tornado intensity has been UPGRADED to an EF-3 with winds around 140mph.
— NWS Birmingham (@NWSBirmingham) March 20, 2018
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Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports.
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