Jemison Church of Christ recovers from flood

Published 3:54 pm Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Jemison Church of Christ, located on Highway 191 experienced a flood on the second floor of its church Friday night.

An estimate of approximately $500 worth of damage was done after a broken hose from a water fountain on the church’s second floor damaged the ceiling and Sheetrock, said the church’s minister Brian Funderburg.

The flood caused three inches of water on the floor and soaked through the ceiling and ran down the wall of the first floor, said Funderburg.

“The water soaked into the ceiling tiles and they fell in,” said Funderburg. “It was coming through the electrical sockets and light bulbs – the light bulbs were popping.”

Everything has already been repaired and cleaned in the church except for the replacement of the tiles, which is in the works.

“Everything was okay on Wednesday and we received the call Friday night, so we assumed it happened on Thursday,” said Funderburg. “We would like to give a special thanks to the police and fire departments for being there and for their help.”