Flooding damages local synagogue in Overland Park - KCTV5

Flooding damages local synagogue in Overland Park

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A view of some of the damage floodwaters caused at the synagogue. (Emily Rittman/KCTV) A view of some of the damage floodwaters caused at the synagogue. (Emily Rittman/KCTV)
OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -

Floodwaters not only damaged businesses and homes, but also caused extensive damages at a synagogue in Overland Park.

Volunteers are helping pull out carpeting and remove damaged drywall at the Chabad House Center of Kansas City.

This week’s storms filled the synagogue with 4 to 5 inches of water.

Once the water went down, it left behind a thick layer of mud.

You can even see the waterline on the front of the building, which shows just how high the water got.

Rabbi Mendy Wineburg says they are working hard to get everything replaced to open their preschool in three weeks.

The floodwaters soaked every inch of flooring, which destroyed the carpeting and drywall. 

Their kosher food pantry was also damaged along with many children's books and toys for their preschool.

They do plan to hold services tomorrow and are thankful for others' generosity. 

With the help of generous volunteers, they hope to repair each room before preschool begins in three weeks.

"The outpouring of support, people just coming by to help out with cleanup has been really heartwarming," said Wineberg. "There is a silver lining in every cloud and that's been the silver lining: seeing people's concern and interest."

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