|Published:||Jun 22, 2010 7:35 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jun 22, 2010 4:36 PM EDT|
Cape Coral, Fla - A Cape Coral church is cleaning up a mess after strong winds rip off part of the roof and flooded part of the sanctuary.
It happened after Monday night's storm.
Standing on the sidewalk on Kismet Parkway East, King's Way Christian Center looks normal.
Inside, it's a very different story.
Part of the sanctuary has severe water damage from Monday's storm.
Fierce winds ripped back part of the metal roof.
"It was a pretty large section of the roof that had been picked up. Kind of like taking a sardine can and peeling it back," said King's Way Christian Center Pastor Dan Lumadue.
When the metal roof peeled back, the rain water seeped through the insulation and soaked the ceiling tiles.
The tiles collapsed and sent water into the sanctuary.
"The rain was coming down. Ceiling tiles were fallen. It was a big mess," said Pastor Lumadue
The mess was on the pulpit and in the back room.
There was damage to the floors, the rugs, piano, drums, almost all the sound equipment.
Volunteers got a white tarp to cover the gaping hole on the roof.
"People were up on the roof peeling the section back over. Someone got a 50 foot by 30 foot tarp which roughly covers the area to give you an idea of the size," said Pastor Lumadue
The cost of the damage is still being assessed, but it's anticipated to be in the thousands.
Despite this obstacle, Pastor Lumadue remains undeterred.
Church services will not be interrupted.
"We'll be here on Wednesday evening and Sunday morning. If we have to things move around and shift it, we'll do it. God is still God. The church is still the church. The church is the people. Not the building," Pastor Lumadue said.