Efforts are underway to remediate Emmaus High School after extraordinary conditions resulted in flooding of the lower level of the building. The main office, auxiliary gym, wrestling room, 40 classrooms, and adjacent areas were impacted by storm water.
RestoreCore’s restoration team is extracting carpeting, drywall, and structural materials with porous surfaces. As part of their dehumidification process, RestoreCore has placed over 400 utility fans, industrial dehumidifiers, and drying systems throughout the lower level of the building.
Part of the remediation process is addressing student property that was located in lockers in the impacted locations of the building. RestoreCore will be tagging and dry cleaning any wet clothing and shoes. District property, such as wet textbooks, will be discarded and replaced. The process to return locker contents will be addressed in a future call out from Emmaus High School administration to students that have been impacted.
Due to the extent of the area that is still being remediated, Emmaus High School will be closed on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 and Wednesday, November 7, 2018 for all high school students. The district will be requesting an attendance waiver from the Pennsylvania Department of Education for November 5, 6, and 7 in light of the school emergency closings.
The district’s priority is returning our students to a clean and safe learning environment as soon as possible. More updates will be provided as they become available.