Updated: Thursday, 31 Jan 2013, 11:08 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 31 Jan 2013, 7:38 PM EST
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) -- The state saw wind gusts of more than 60 mph overnight leaving thousands across the state without power, even causing some school delays and cancelations.
As of 11:00 p.m. Connecticut Light & Power reported 9,311 outages and United Illuminating reported 556 outages.
Wicked winds left a section of roof dangling from Ludlowe High School and water poured in.
"It looked like a construction scene with a lot of rain, that's what it looked like," said Fairfield Superintendent David Title.
With buses on the way, the superintendents office rushed to alert staff, students, and parents but another road block popped up.
"Our central office did not have power this morning so it was not open, so we were not able to communicate as effectively as we normally are to the community," said Title.
The first selectman's office helped get word out. Now, about 15 classrooms are out of commission and they're getting creative, trying to find space for students.
"We are at a point where were overcrowded so it's been a real challenge to try to do that. We've also been in touch with the middle school which happens to be next door. They've offered their services to be able to move students there if need be," said Greg Hatzis, Ludlowe High School Headmaster.
Superstorm Sandy hurt the community and now one windy night took a jab at the high school.
"Thankfully it happened last evening so nobody was in the building. Thankfully it wasn't raining hard so the damage, as extensive as it is, was minimal," said Democratic First Selectman Mike Tetreau.
Through it all the headmaster says his students have weathered the challenges like troopers.
"We rely on them to follow the directions and to be able to be flexible and they just stepped up to the challenge. They're really amazing," said Hatzis.