OCAP seeking temporary building after apparent tornado damages main office

Published 3:32 pm Sunday, April 14, 2019

The building housing the Organized Community Action Program (OCAP) was among the most heavily damaged buildings in Troy Sunday when an apparent tornado carved its way through the downtown area.

The roof of the building was ripped off and wrapped around a pole on Three Notch Street.

OCAP director Wanda Moultry said she and other employees were able to assess the damage Sunday morning and are now looking for a temporary facility to continue providing services.

Sign up for our daily email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

“The majority of our staff is going out to our head start centers and we’re looking now at securing a temporary location for the rest of the office,” Moultry said. “We’re still going to provide services for people. We’re hoping to have something by tomorrow. Once the roof came off, everything inside just got wet; the ‘secondary roof’ is proceeding to drop down in each one of those offices.”

Moultry said she expects the building could take several weeks to repair before the building is usable again.

The area of Three Notch adjacent to the building is still blocked off as officials work to clean up the debris left in the wake of the apparent tornado.