South Carolina Church Looks to Rebuild After Hurricane Dorian Rips Off Part of Roof

One James Island church is looking to repair their building after part of their roof was blown off by Hurricane Dorian.

On Thursday, the hurricane stormed through the South Carolina Coast. Strong winds and heavy rain brought down trees, signs, and power lines.

At one point, there were over 225,000 power outages in Charleston, Georgetown, and Dorchester counties.

Fortunately, damage was minimal across most of the Palmetto State.

One area that received much more of the damage was James Island.

The Holy City Church had one of the worst scenes of damage. Pastor Brian Powell says Hurricane Dorian took out part of their roof on Thursday.

“We sustained some roof damage,” said Powell. “A good portion of the rear part of our roof over our foyer and auditorium was ripped off.”

On Friday, members of the church and others in the community came together to help clean up. Some cut up tree limbs and others worked on removing water from inside the building. Holy City Church also worked with insurance to get everything squared away.

Originally, Powell says they were hoping they were going to be ones helping out people affected by the hurricane.

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SOURCE: WLTX19, Nic Jones