First Baptist Church begins clean-up - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

First Baptist Church begins clean-up

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Thomasville woman celebrates 100th Birthday

    Thomasville woman celebrates 100th Birthday

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:57:34 GMT
    A Thomasville woman is celebrating her 100th birthday. Irene Manning celebrates her 100th Birthday today. Friends and family threw her a birthday party at Cherokee Lake in Thomasville. Her grandson saysMore >>
    A Thomasville woman is celebrating her 100th birthday. Irene Manning celebrates her 100th Birthday today. Friends and family threw her a birthday party at Cherokee Lake in Thomasville. Her grandson saysMore >>
  • Easter Bunny visits hospitalized children

    Easter Bunny visits hospitalized children

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:52:00 GMT
    The Easter Bunny made an appearance at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital today.   The Dougherty County Police Department partnered with the Easter Bunny Foundation to deliver stuffed Easter Bunnies to childrenMore >>
    The Easter Bunny made an appearance at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital today.   The Dougherty County Police Department partnered with the Easter Bunny Foundation to deliver stuffed Easter Bunnies to childrenMore >>
  • Storm clean up is underway at wildlife rehabilitation center

    Storm clean up is underway at wildlife rehabilitation center

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:46:45 GMT
    Storm Clean up is underway at a wildlife rehabilitation center in Thomasville.   Sierra Dorpinghouse is all geared up and ready to help with clean up after Friday's storm damaged several animal cagesMore >>
    Storm Clean up is underway at a wildlife rehabilitation center in Thomasville.   Sierra Dorpinghouse is all geared up and ready to help with clean up after Friday's storm damaged several animal cagesMore >>

July 11, 2005

Acree-- One south Georgia church is cleaning up after flood waters filled their sanctuary.

Church members and volunteers at First Baptist Church in Acree are working hard to dry pews, walls and the carpet. Water began creeping in early Monday morning peaking at more than six inches inside. Water peaked outside the church at twelve to eighteen inches.

Pastor Mark Sickling says it's been a long day and it's sure to be a long clean-up effort.

"Try to do a little more clean-up in the morning. Probably we'll need to take the pews out and rip up the carpet and that kind of thing and assess the true damage of the building," says Sickling.

Church members say the water began to recede around seven Monday evening. That's when they were able to open the church doors. When they did, they say it was like Niagara Falls as the water flowed out.

feedback: news@walb.com

 

Powered by WorldNow