Flood-hit Burnham-On-Sea Infants School re-opens
Infants School re-opens today (Tuesday) following a week-long
closure caused by a flood last weekend.
gushed out of a faulty boiler system, leaving 2-3 inches of standing
water throughout the building, as pictured here.
after a major clean-up operation and dry-out with industrial fans,
the school has confirmed that it is set to re-open.
spokesperson for the school told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
school will remain closed on Monday but on Tuesday (29th May)
we will have enough room space and toilet facilities safely accessible
for use, therefore the school will re-open."
extent of the flood has been extremely severe, covering corridors,
the computer suite, storage rooms, classes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, the
staff room, library, children's kitchen and toilets."
staff began clearing the standing water first thing last Monday
morning and the county's insurance team had attended by lunchtime."
International were brought in and installed 28 industrial fans
and 11 industrial dehumidifiers to continue the drying process.
Many parents have offered to help and it is great to feel so supported."