During the severe weather that struck the Houston area on January 9th, the Beth Yeshurun Day School experienced massive flooding in areas around the facility. Due to excellent forethought on the part of the school administration, an emergency preparedness plan was in place and immediately enacted in order to ensure the safety of the students and staff.
Flash flooding in the playground area caused the drainage system to back up. This caused water to enter the school and leave around an inch of standing water in two-thirds of the newly renovated preschool wing and 80 percent of the new administration wing.
BYDS took action when local authorities issued a tornado watch for the area. As part of its emergency preparedness plan, school officials followed evacuation procedures. Around 130 students were moved into the unaffected synagogue where everyone was kept dry and safe.
Blackmon Mooring began the cleaning and restoration process the same day as the flooding. We installed pumps and dehumidifiers to dry out affected areas as quickly and safely as possible.
BYDS continues to hold classes as scheduled throughout the clean up process.