MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Word spread quickly as the Alabama Senate approved millions for Murphy High School. It was a decision many were waiting for, including those who love Murphy the most.
Kiki Nolan-Schmidt is home from college for the summer. Things are much better since the last time she was home.
"I was actually here when they hit, in our bathroom," said Nolan-Schmidt.
She's talking about the Christmas Day 2012 tornado that ripped through Mobile County. Her family lives about a block from Murphy High School, Nolan-Schmidt's alma mater.
"Personally, I was in the band so one of the first things I went up and saw was the band room, and a lot of my friends went on Christmas night and were pulling instruments out that was one of the weirdest things," Nolan-Schmidt said.
So when Nolan-Schmidt heard the school was getting $15 million for repairs, she was happy so that others would have a high school experience like she did.
The Senate passed the bill so work should begin to really ramp up at the historic school. Work has already been going on there, as well as many of the homes around Murphy.
Nolan-Schmidt said she's ready for her old school and her home to be back to normal.
"It's okay, it has a roof again so we're thankful for that," she said.
Murphy High School students are expected to be back in the school for next year.
Along with the money from the state, the Mobile County Public School System and the insurance company are both expected to add $10 million apiece for repairs.
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