New school dedicated in Berks County to replace one destroyed by tornado

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 7, 2017 7:25 AM

(Hamburg) -- A new building has been dedicated to replace a private, religious school in Berks County destroyed by a tornado more than two years ago.

Yesterday's dedication came nine months after a groundbreaking on the new Blue Mountain Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School.

An EF1 tornado blew the roof off the old building in Tilden Township on July 9, 2015, leaving only parts of its brick walls standing.

The new building is energy-efficient and was built using precast concrete walls with insulation built into them.

It's stocked with desks, books and other equipment and will be ready when school begins August  15.

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