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Video: Flood damage may force Florida church to close its doors

WALA Fox 10 TV in Pensacola, Fla., reports:


The Gulf Coast Church of Christ’s building in Pensacola, Fla. (Photo via www.fox10tv.com)

Evangelist Nathaniel B. Nicks’ Gulf Coast Church of Christ in Pensacola has been serving the community since 1997.
A vicious storm that brought three days of rain in early June, swamping roads and stranding motorists, also flooded Nicks’ church building on Old Corry Road.
Now it may have to close its doors.
“You know it’s a disaster in a couple of ways, physically as well as emotionally,” said Nicks.
The flood left a waterline nearly a foot high on the outside and inside of the church, leaving behind moldy, water soaked walls.
Items inside, including electronics, children’s toys and thousands of dollars in books were ruined.
“Our services have been interrupted for more than three weeks. Only the foyer and the sanctuary are operational,” Nicks said.

To help the church repair the damage, call (850) 549-8056.

  • Feedback
    I assume the church is without any insurance? What are rebuilding costs?
    July, 2 2012
    It is sad that one disaster after another has driven the story of the victims of Tropical Storm Debby from the national awareness. Working people from Live Oak to Pensacola are struggling and need help. I have seen the images of sink holes and flooded homes. It is real and it is right now. Help if you can.
    Gary Selby
    July, 2 2012
    Darrel: According to the news story, the church building sustained $60,000 to $100,000 in damage. There’s no mention of insurance.
    It’s the third time the church has flooded. The minister is talking to the city about the flood problems on that particular street. The church also is considering a move to a new location that is less likely to flood. I understand that the recent flooding in the Florida panhandle was severe.
    Erik Tryggestad
    July, 3 2012

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