EUREKA CHURCH REPAIRS DAMAGED ROOF
The series of storms that rocked the north coast last week have passed, but now some are left to deal with the damage left by the heavy rains and wind. A Eureka church is patching up a damaged roof, and rearranging their church activities.
After a major storm ripped through Eureka last Thursday; it took pieces of the First Church of the Nazarene with it.
That day, senior pastor Paul Harris got the word.
He says a member of the church called and said, “Pastor the sanctuary’s leaking!"
Today, dozens of high-powered fans took care of the inside. Cleaning and roofing crews were busy hammering and patching the outside.
Pastor says he saw water streaming down the wall, accumulating on the ground; soaking everything. He said the wind had blown up a 4-foot wide strip that ran the length of the sanctuary. “ About 9 feet, chunk of the roof completely off,” Says Harris.
Since December is a very busy time for the church, many activities were rescheduled and Christmas decorations stayed in the attic. Luckily, the church has a gymnasium so they were able to conduct Sunday services.
It will take about two weeks for the church to resume their normal service and activities. Although they were a little inconvenienced, they say they are very grateful for the immediate response by local contractors.