'High School Musical' Landmark Nearly Destroyed in Flash Flood

Disney Channel fans are very familiar with the halls of East High School, where the fictional Wildcats of High School Musical fame sang, danced and schemed their way through school. Unfortunately for Wildcats everywhere, the actual school, located in Salt Lake City, was recently damaged in a flash flood that was triggered by a major rainstorm.

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Franchise star KayCee Stroh shared photos of the damage on her Instagram page, and the Salt Lake Tribune reported that the school is facing $2-$3 million in damage.

District spokeswoman Yandary Zavala Chatwin said that the school's entire basement level was flooded, with standing water remaining on the basketball court and in multiple classrooms as of Wednesday.

"There's so much water," she said. "They're still trying to get the water out before they can assess the final damage."

😩 Such a bummer!!! #HSM #wildcats #easthighschool

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"Sad day at East High today," Stroh wrote on Instagram. "A rain storm has triggered a flash flood and it is estimated that they have 2-3 million dollars in damage already! Basement is completely flooded, here is the cafeteria and they are trying to save the famous basketball court as we speak! Fingers crossed for our iconic #easthighschool#wildcats #hsm"

Star Monique Coleman commented with a crying emoji while Bart Johnson, who played Coach Bolton in the franchise, wrote, "My dojo!!!!"

Zavala Chatwin shared that clean-up from the flood is not expected to affect the start of school next month and that things will hopefully be back to normal by August 21. Sadly, no word on whether Troy Bolton and co. will show up for a celebratory performance of "We're All in This Together."


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