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Flooding forces Niskayuna school to shut during emergency cleanup

The Kateri Tekakwitha Parish School (St. Helen's School) located on Union St. has been closed for two days due to flooding from Tuesday's rain storms. Sewers backed up rain water drainage, causing flooding of the hallways on the first floors. The process of cleaning and drying have been ongoing for the last two days. Air quality tests must pass before students are let back into school. Dan Riley of PuroClean, North Chatham, moves a drying unit into a hallway on the first floor of the school.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
The Kateri Tekakwitha Parish School (St. Helen's School) located on Union St. has been closed for two days due to flooding from Tuesday's rain storms. Sewers backed up rain water drainage, causing flooding of the hallways on the first floors. The process of cleaning and drying have been ongoing for the last two days. Air quality tests must pass before students are let back into school. Dan Riley of PuroClean, North Chatham, moves a drying unit into a hallway on the first floor of the school.
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An “act of God” resulted in an unexpected two-day break for students at Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha School. Flooding resulting from Tuesday’s fast-moving storm closed the Union Street school formerly known as St. Helen’s on Wednesday and Thursday. The school was expected to reopen today. Principal Jennifer Chatain said Boy Scouts who were in the building Tuesday evening saw the water problem and notified their parents, who in turn called school officials and the Rev. Robert ...


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JIMOCONNOR
September 21, 2012
8:45 a.m.

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Not God, but St. Helen's revenge. The uncaused cause

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