MOBILE. Ala. (WALA) - More than nine months after the Christmas Day tornado ripped through midtown Mobile, a church heavily hit by the storm has another weather setback, but this one not as major. FOX10 News has followed Trinity Episcopal Church through this journey and have an update for you on the progress.
A blue sky was the background to Trinity Episcopal Church, a welcome sight to the congregation, and those working on the church.
"As long as the weather cooperates," said Rev. Bailey Norman.
Norman said major construction on the church's sanctuary was supposed to start last week, but as Tropical Storm Karen threatened, it again, had to be postponed. Ironically weather is what put the church in the situation it's in now, when a tornado ripped through midtown Christmas Day.
"Well, we laughed about it this weekend, because we said we can't complain about it because it really turned out to be a non-event," said Norman.
Norman said they moved services this past weekend due to the threat from Karen.
"When we had that storm back in April or May, that took the cruise ship off its moorings we were here at the church and there was all sorts of debris," Norman said.
Now that the weather has calmed, the columns of the building have started to be repaired with steel beams.
"It's coming along, you don't see a whole lot when you go in everyday but if you go in every week or so you can see the progress made," said Norman.
Norman said after the 14 columns go in, the steeple will be the next big project. Until then, the church will keep moving along, but one thing that will most likely be on the prayer list ... clear skies.
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