Yazoo County churches damaged by early morning storms

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YAZOO COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV)– Two churches are damaged in Yazoo County by those early morning storms. The congregations are working to make the needed repairs.

The strong winds knocked off the steeple at Central Baptist Church and ripped off a roof at Old Concord Missionary Baptist Church. Members at both churches can agree it could’ve been a whole lot worse.

The steeple that usually stands on Central Baptist Church is gone.

Severe weather moved in early Thursday morning.

“The wind blew it, and it was almost at a ninety degree angle up there,” said Ada Carter, member of Central Baptist Church.
“They got a bucket truck and they were going to lower it down and it fell from there.”

Carter is glad no one was hurt. This isn’t the only church dealing with the storm’s aftermath.
On our way to Old Concord Missionary Baptist Church  We couldn’t help but notice the number of trees snapped in two.

This is the biggest one we’ve seen right here in
this cemetery.

Across from the cemetery we spoke with Judge Cowan Jr. who is a deacon at
Old Concord Church. Wind tore the tin roof off the fellowship hall.

“It took the back corner, and it took the tin off of it and all the sheet rock fell out and insulation fell everywhere,” said Cowan.

Cowan says they have quite the clean up on their hands.

“Hopefully the floor isn’t damaged, but it rained a lot and when you get rain in there on the floor tile you going to
see damage later,” said Cowan. “You don’t see it now but that floor is going to start buckling.”

A tarp covers the roof for now. Cowan knows clean up and repairs will take some time, but they can count on one another to
pitch in and help.

Both churches will have service on Sunday.

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