Rowan County school damaged by strong storms, roof ripped off campus building

MOUNT ULLA, N.C. (WBTV) – Strong storms left a Rowan County school damaged after gusty winds and rain ripped through the area on Thursday evening.

A Rowan-Salisbury Schools spokesperson confirmed that Mt. Ulla Elementary School sustained damage during the storms, but said the full extent has not yet been determined.

Photos and video from the scene showed a metal roof ripped off a building on the campus. The pictures showed pieces of the roof scattered across the campus, including on a baseball diamond after apparently blowing through and taking down part of a fence around the field.

District officials said nobody was hurt by any of the storm damage on campus.

School is canceled for students on Friday and staff will have a remote workday.

Elsewhere across Rowan County, the National Weather Service received reports of trees down on vehicles and powerlines as the storms blew through.

In Cabarrus County, a man and boy had to be rescued after a large tree fell on a mobile home. Both were taken to the hospital.

Related: 10-year-old rescued after getting pinned under tree during storm in Cabarrus County

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