Weekend storms blow tree down on northwest Charlotte church
The fellowship hall at Cook’s Memorial Presbyterian Church was damaged after a tree fell onto it.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Strong weekend storms took down trees and brought high winds to the Charlotte area.
Those winds toppled a large oak tree at Cook’s Memorial Presbyterian Church in northwest Charlotte on Saturday night, crushing a portion of the church’s fellowship hall.
According to the church’s Facebook page, it remained open for services on Sunday, but worshippers were unable to use the fellowship hall and a nearby breezeway entrance.
Church officials said nobody was hurt when the tree fell, and it is waiting on its insurance adjustor to assess the damage.
The church said it will work to repair the damaged building, but will not be able to use it for the time being.
“With God’s help, this community of faith and friends of our church, we’ll get through this stronger than before,” a church official said when reached for comment.
A First Alert Weather Day was declared Saturday due to heat and storms. Rain chances will continue into the new week, with another First Alert Weather Day declared for Monday as heavy downpours are possible.
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