JUST IN: New Caney ISD to remain closed Monday to repair, assess issues related to Tropical Depression Imelda

High water covered parts of Grand Parkway feeder lanes near Valley Ranch Parkway on Sept. 19.

High water covered parts of Grand Parkway feeder lanes near Valley Ranch Parkway on Sept. 19.

After Tropical Depression Imelda inundated the New Caney area with rain, New Caney ISD officials have announced that the district will remain closed through Monday, Sept. 23.

Harris County Flood Warning System data shows the rain gauge at the East Fork of the San Jacinto River at FM 1485 in the New Caney area recorded a total rainfall of 28.68 inches between 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, and 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19.

The district has also postponed all school-related activities. The district has not announced further closure beyond Sept. 23, but Scott Powers, executive director of public relations at NCISD, said the district will release an update on Sunday evening regarding resuming classes.

Powers said the district is currently assessing all campuses and addressing issues related to the storm. Several campuses need to be cleaned and repaired before students are able to attend classes, Powers said.

The most extensive repairs are needed at New Caney High School and the district's central administration office, Powers said.

"The district is working with a professional restoration company to prepare New Caney High School for reopening and restore the administration offices," he said.

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By Kelly Schafler

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