Irma hits Warner Robins churches, homes while passing through

City Church damage / Evan Watson (WGXA)

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. --Churches in Warner Robins were damaged by Monday's storms.

On Corder Road, City Church's steeple is hanging by a single cable and threatening to fall.

That left a hole in the roof, allowing water to come down into the attic.

Church leaders said the damage occurred around 11 a.m. They quickly moved whatever they could to prevent any further damage underneath.

Now it's a waiting game because they can't get onto the roof for repairs until the storm passes.

"There are a lot of folks that are hit a lot worse than we are, so we're blessed," said Pastor Dwayne Evors. "We're going to make it."

Evors said he's hoping the church will still be able to be used Sunday. They're honoring local law enforcement at their Hometown Heroes service.

Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church on S. Davis Drive also lost its steeple in Monday's storms.

Rick Davis of Warner Robins saw other Warner Robins damage firsthand. Downed trees and power lines plagued the area.

"So I heard the boom, immediately looked out the windows," he said. "I could see the lines come down and you can see them right over here. Actually right after that I called 911 because I was worried about driving over the lines."

Both him and Allen Hawk have been in Warner Robins over a decade and said they've never seen something like this.

"Power of nature -- when you see it on TV you don't think that's what it's going to be but here it is and my home is safe and my family seems to be safe so that's what really counts," Hawk said.

Local law enforcement are currently responding to damage reports in the Warner Robins area.

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