Special Olympics Missouri calculating damages from tornado


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The leader of Special Olympics Missouri says engineers have determined that the organization’s main campus was not a total loss after it as damaged by a tornado in May.

The center in Jefferson City sustained significant damage when a tornado hit the city on May 22. The $18.5 million campus was damaged just six months after it had been dedicated.

President and CEO Susan Stegeman told The Jefferson City News-TribuneWednesday the damages include a roof being ripped off a gymnasium and several windows and doors being blown out.

The damage prompted the organization to cancel its summer games. Special Olympics employees have moved into temporary office space.

Digital media coordinator Kayla Hull said a total cost for repairs is still being calculated.

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