Massive Flooding Damages Houston Jewish Communities

20 Apr 2016

From the JTA:

Massive flooding has caused serious damage to the Jewish community of Houston for the second time in less than a year and just days before Passover.

Dozens of homes in the Jewish neighborhoods of Meyerland and Willow Meadows reported significant flood damage as of Tuesday morning from the extremely heavy rainfall in the previous two days, the Jewish Herald Voice reported.

The United Orthodox Synagogue reported about 3 feet of water in its sanctuary after sustaining more than $1 million in damages from the flooding that hit last may on Memorial Day. The Meyerland Minyan also took on water, according to the newspaper.

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