Student creates powerful video on post-Memorial Day flood

When classes were cancelled in the Bayou City due to flooding on May 26, senior Jay Mondkar did not waste his day off. Mondkar, a student at Carnegie Vanguard High School, chose to bike to his school and record the aftermath of the flood with his Nikon D800 camera. He then made a video and posted it on YouTube. Within five days, the video accumulated 2,156 views.

The video, titled “Houston Flooded”, shows scenes of the torrential downpour and water-filled highways, as well as firefighters clearing roads and Houstonians navigating the damaged city.

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“When I woke up in the morning to find that school was cancelled and Houston was underwater, I knew I had to make a film,” Mondkar said.

Mondkar has created a video that ultimately shows a city rising from the water to get back on its feet. Mondkar has a serious interest in both motion and still photography.