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Students who spent two days trapped under roof in Panama City to attend Tallahassee school

Posted at 11:30 AM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2019-10-02 09:45:16-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Several teenage students trapped for two days when Hurricane Michael collapsed the roof of their Panama City facility will attend a Leon County school.

The students lived in a residential facility in Panama City. Help was unable to reach them and their caregivers for two days when the hurricane collapsed their roof on top of them.

They will reside in a facility in Tallahassee while attending Gretchen Everhart for the next several months. Everhart serves students with intellectual disabilities ages 3 - 22.

These students and staff lost everything, having arrived with the clothes on their back.

A Facebook post by the Everhart Excellence Foundation said the students need new or good condition clothing.

"Usually clothing without tags and with elastic waist is the best for individuals with special needs (elastic shorts, sweatpants, Tshirts, etc.)," the post said, and listed particular sizes:

  • (3) Mens Large
  • (1) Mens Medium
  • (1) Women’s Medium
  • (1) Women’s XLarge

Some of the caregivers also relocated to Tallahassee with the students, and they too lost everything. School officials say they will update their needs as they become known.