Braxton Citizens' News, Community, Schools

Volunteers help clean up after Flatwoods school flooding

By Shirley Shuman

Among many problems caused by the recent flooding in Braxton County was the playground at Flatwoods Elementary School and the building itself. “Around 10” volunteers took on the school playground. Amanda Gum, one of the school’s parents, spearheaded its cleanup, which took almost three days.

The biggest problem the flood caused with the playground was washing away the pea gravel that covered it. Landscaping borders were also knocked down in the kindergarten area.  No equipment was damaged, but it was left standing in mud and some remaining water . . .

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