SEMINOLE, Okla. (KFOR) – Seminole Public Schools will remain closed until early next week as the community continues to recover from a tornado that ravaged the city.

Dr. Bob Gragg, Seminole Superintendent, announced Friday that schools will remain closed through Tuesday, May 10.

“We know that efforts of community support is in full swing as we assist one another in restoring and repairing the damages from the recent storms. We believe that the focus on recovery is the priority for Seminole School and the community at this time,” Gragg said. “We are in hopes of returning to classes by Wednesday of next week, and will make an official decision as that time approaches.”

Seminole was hit by a tornado on Monday and by a stronger tornado on Wednesday.

Wednesday’s tornado caused widespread damage to homes, buildings, trees and power lines.

Community members have been banding together to put the pieces back together.

The Red Cross and Oklahomans from outside Seminole also came into the area to help those impacted by the tornadic storms.

Gov. Kevin Stitt visited the city to survey damage on Thursday.

Relief shelters were set up at the Haney Center at Seminole State College, 35390 Hwy. 9, and First Baptist Church, 420 Reid St., in the storm’s aftermath.