Schools prepare to reopen this morning after historic flooding

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Cy-Fair ISD prepares for students today. (KTRK)

It's back to school for thousands of Cypress-Fairbanks ISD students this morning after a week of closed campuses due to floods.
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Historic flooding damaged dozens of schools in the Cypress-Fairbanks school district

57 campuses and support facilities sustained damage from minor issues, to the destruction of auditorium and gym floors.

The schools worst hit include Cypress Falls and Cy-Fair High Schools and Adam and Moore Elementary School. Some of the damage to those schools includes drywall, doors, furniture and flooring.
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Cy-Fair ISD prepares for students on Monday, Christine Dobbyn reports.

Contractors have assisted those schools in the clean-up. The schools are ready to go. However, replacement carpet hasn't been installed in some of the affected areas just yet. The new carpet is set to arrive in the next week or so.

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The district says it will install the carpet on weekends and after school so they don't interrupt the class schedule.

There was also some damage to the Pridgeon Football Stadium. It was under water for 24 hours.

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Crews will have replace to turf due to all the damage.

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Schools in the Cy-Fair area weren't the only places to see damage.

During the catastrophic flooding in the Cypress area, Eyewitness News introduced you to Reverend Jeffrey Willey, whose own Christ United Church was badly damaged by high water.

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A Cypress congregation works to rebuild after their historic church suffered devastating flood damage.

Teams of church members and good Samaritans are working inside the church on Telge Road to remove saturated drywall and insulation. The devastated sanctuary of the church built in 1928 was relatively new, renovated less than two years ago.

"We're very proud to be part of this community," Willey said with tears in his eyes.

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However, the damage is extensive. The doors are swollen and the carpets - though they stopped the water from rising - were ruined.

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If you would like to help the church, go to their GoFundMe page.

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