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St. Pete ballet studio floods after 50 mph winds tear part of roof off

Posted at 5:09 PM, Jun 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-29 23:36:41-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A ballet studio in St. Petersburg has been busy trying to clean up floodwaters left behind after strong winds tore off part of its roof.

The St. Petersburg Ballet Conservatory had part of its roof blown off late Friday afternoon after strong storms rolled through. They spent Saturday cleaning up the mess as more storms came through the area.

ABC Action News meteorologists say at the time of the storm, winds peaked at 50 miles per hour.

A portion of the roof that tore off caused rain water to flood the dance floor, the costumes inside and an upstairs storage area.

Dancers and their parents came together on Saturday to help clean up the studio. The studio moved into the location just a year ago and grew from one dancer to 100.

The owners, from North Carolina, say they put together the floor and costumes themselves.

Despite the obstacles, they are optimistic as they plan to have a ballet show on Friday because they say the show must go on.