PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Crews are spending a second day Tuesday tidying up William T. Dwyer High School in Palm Beach Gardens after an EF-1 tornado tore through the campus early Monday.
"I wasn't sure if there was going to be school, but they called and there was, so I was happy," student Emiliano Aaron said.
The superintendent was forced to cancel classes Monday at the high school after crews found the baseball and football fields a mess.
A half-dozen classrooms were destroyed, 20 windows were blown out and the roof was damaged.
The National Weather Service said the tornado was on the ground for about 6 miles, traveling east to Juno Beach, hitting a mobile home park in its path.
"We were really afraid to stay here, so we got in the car, picked up my girlfriend, packed a bag and left," Nancy Flynn said. "We were at the Holiday Inn for two hours, and it was the best thing we ever did."
Two mobile homes were destroyed by the tornado.
"He lost his whole porch and he lost the carport also," Flynn said of a neighbor. "It's really bad, water pouring in and everything, but it didn't ruin the house, which is good."