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Since Hurricane Harvey flooded The Centrum with 3.5 feet of water in August 2017, restoration work continues on the performing arts center and church sanctuary more than two years later. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
Since Hurricane Harvey flooded The Centrum with 3.5 feet of water in August 2017, restoration work continues on the performing arts center and church sanctuary more than two years later. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)

Since Hurricane Harvey flooded The Centrum with 3.5 feet of water in August 2017, restoration work continues on the performing arts center and church sanctuary more than two years later. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)

Since Hurricane Harvey flooded The Centrum with 3.5 feet of water in August 2017, restoration work continues on the performing arts center and church sanctuary more than two years later.

According to Bruce Frogge, Cypress Creek Christian Church senior minister, as of late October the church had applied for a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant to cover restoration efforts and was waiting for FEMA to return the final scope of work so the church could put out for construction bids.


While Norma Lowrey, Cypress Creek Christian Community Center executive director, said she is unsure how long it will take to get the scope of work back from FEMA, she is hoping to go out for construction bids by the end of 2019.

Although no projected reopening date for The Centrum has been announced, church officials said they are ready to go out for bids as soon as the scope of work returns.

Stay tuned for our December edition for further coverage on The Centrum.
By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.



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