On August 27th and 28th, much of the eastern United States felt the effects of Hurricane Irene. This powerful storm caused widespread power outages, flooding, and property damage. Several local CCCU churches were effected by the storm. In New York, damage was reported by Brooklyn CCCU, Cascade Valley CCCU, and our church plant in Staten Island. In Maryland, Salisbury CCCU and Henderson CCCU reported property damage.
The churches in Staten Island, Brooklyn, and Henderson all experienced flooding. Additionally, the Brooklyn congregation also had a tree down on their property. Salisbury CCCU suffered the greatest damage. There was flooding in the church's basement and a falling tree put a hole in the roof of the youth building. Cascade Valley CCCU has experienced an extended power outage and is still without power. Electric service is not projected to return until September 4th.
Pray for these congregations as they clean up and minister to their neighbors in aftermath of this storm.