Christ the King High School suffered about $1 million in damages after the September 1st hurricane. According to published reports, “the entire basement of the 280,000-square-foot building was filled with about 5 feet of water by 2 a.m. on the morning of Sept. 2. An estimated 1,800 gallons of water was pumped out of the basement per hour.” CK President Mike Michel said the pumps were working for a total of 70 hours. The water destroyed the boilers, hot water system, injector pumps, oil pumps, a weight room, thousands of books and a brand-new air filtration system. But the school still managed to hold classes. Repairs were covered by the insurance as well as the school’s emergency fund.
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