Like other tornado survivors who need money for clothes, food and medication, Carl Martin has a very long list of things he needs. Martin is the superintendent of the Athens City School District and he says he would not be surprised if last week's storm damage to the high school and the central office goes over a million dollars. Fortunately, he says, it looks like insurance will cover all of that. The most severe damage is to the football stadium, which Martin says is destroyed. But Martin got some good news yesterday -- Ohio University will let the Bulldogs play their football and soccer games at Peden Stadium.
Despite the damage to the high school, classes resumed on Monday. Martin says there are lots of people to thank for the repairs and clean-up. The Red Cross reports that since last Thursday's severe weather, more than 5,000 meals have been served to families affected. Volunteers are dishing out hot meals at The Plains United Methodist Church, as well as delivering meals and clean-up supplies to residents living in isolated areas in Athens County.