Family Arena damaged; Francis Howell graduations cancelled

11:36 PM, May 31, 2013   |    comments
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ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. (KSDK) - Friday night's severe weather damaged the Family Arena, prompting the Francis Howell School District to cancel its high school graduation ceremonies.

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A district spokesperson tells NewsChannel 5 a tornado damaged the Family Arena, making it unsafe to act as host for the graduations.

Colene McEntee, a spokesperson for the St. Charles County government, said the Family Arena has a big hole in the roof on the street side and lots of water pouring into the concourse.

Meanwhile, St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann declared a state of emergency for the county and has reached out to the State Emergency Management Agency.


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