School was still in session when heavy winds blew the roof right off of a grade school cafeteria in Haviland on Tuesday afternoon.
About 70 kids — from kindergarten through eighth grade — were at Haviland Grade School when when the entire roof blew off the cafeteria at about 3 p.m. on Tuesday, said principal and superintendent Mark Clodfelter.
School surveillance video shows the flat, white cafeteria roof rise from one end, fly up and then crumble as it hits the parking lot with several parked cars.
Nobody was hurt in the incident, Clodfelter said.
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Wind speeds reached 65 to 70 miles an hour at about the time the roof was torn off, said Jeff Hutton, warning coordination meteorologist with the Dodge City branch of the National Weather Service.
Wednesday and Thursday's classes were canceled while Diamond Roofing repairs the roof, Clodfelter said. Classes will resume Friday, when the roof construction is expected to be completed.
Clodfelter said he does not yet know how many dollars of damage the Kansas winds caused.
Haviland is about 100 miles west of Wichita.
Contributing: Stan Finger of the Eagle