Tree crashes into Columbus Museum causing damage due to Michael

Updated: Oct. 11, 2018 at 12:36 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Heavy rains and wind gust were caused by Hurricane Michael as it moved through Columbus causing damage to the Columbus Museum.

According to officials, the damage was contained to the Museum’s vault and there was no permanent damage done to any of the collections.

It was a significant leak in the vault but a security officer on duty was able to act quickly on the incident. The District will begin working on arrangements for cleanup, including removal of a fallen tree from the property Friday morning.

The museum will continue hosting the Synovous Fall Festival on Saturday.

They will be closed Thursday and will reopen for normal business hours on Friday, October 12.

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