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Deep freeze damages First Baptist Church of Waterloo

By on January 13, 2014 at 9:40 am
Pictured are fallen ceiling tiles on a soggy hallway carpet inside First Baptist Church of Waterloo after pipes busted Tuesday as a result of freezing temperatures. (submitted photo)

Pictured are fallen ceiling tiles on a soggy hallway carpet inside First Baptist Church of Waterloo after pipes busted Tuesday as a result of freezing temperatures. (submitted photo)

Swift accumulation of snowfall, subzero temperatures and all-around nasty winter weather this past week resulted in significant damage inside First Baptist Church of Waterloo.

Pipes burst in a few places inside the church’s hallway on Tuesday, leading to destroyed ceiling panels, soggy carpeting and buckled floorboards.

Luckily, falling ceiling tiles triggered the church’s security alarm, and police were able to notify appropriate staff members before damage could worsen.

Volunteers and church staff are working to restore the hallway and classroom areas as soon as possible.

Worship services were still expected to take place at the church on Sunday.

For more on this story, check out the Jan. 15 edition of the Republic-Times newspaper.

Pictured is an icicle dangling from inside First Baptist Church of Waterloo. (submitted photo)

Pictured is an icicle dangling from inside First Baptist Church of Waterloo. (submitted photo)


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Corey Saathoff

Corey is the editor of the Republic-Times. He has worked at the newspaper since 2004, and currently resides in Columbia. He is also the principal singer-songwriter and plays guitar in St. Louis area country-rock band The Trophy Mules.