04 May 2009

Day 6-the flood

Well, we had a flash flood at the Devyani Studio yesterday. We were 3 hours into the second day of Teacher Training for ATS and had stopped for lunch. It was raining really hard with sideways wind and tornado warnings. All of a sudden there was a leak through one of the back doors. We started to stop it up with towels and then the other door just gushed in. There was 4" of mud and water completely covering the studio floor within a minute.
It was shocking and scary.
We managed to unplug things and get the costuming up off the floor, but every thing else is lost; flooring, fixtures, carpet-gone.
Apparently, a construction site on the hill behind the building had inadvertently caused a "dam" where the water collected. When the pressure became too great, it burst and sent all the water downhill at once.
Devyani Dance Studio will have to close until they can regroup. Please send healing energy.
It's still raining now and my flight is at 9am. There is no strong wind though, so that's hopeful. Fingers crossed that I make it through Chicago and back to SF (around 5pm.)
Please visit Devyani to see how you can help.


Foodycat said...

Good luck for the flight home! Thinking of the Devyani ladies - I hope they can find alternative premises quickly!

Sharon "Shay" Moore said...

Wow, talk about before and after pictures! How sad and scary! Sending all my love to the Devyani gals! It was such a beautiful studio! I hope that insurance covers their losses.