Mullins United Methodist Church dealing with major flooding - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Mullins United Methodist Church dealing with major flooding

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

The Mid-South continues to deal with the problems that arose from this week’s historic rainfall.

Members of the Mullins United Methodist Church said they have had four to five tons of rain on their roof.

The church has been dealing with flooding since Thursday.

The inside of the church is full of pumps working hard to stop the water from days and days of rain.

"We had about eight inches of rain on top of the roof; it finally over flowed the gutter system and began to pour into the church,” Pastor Ken Stewart said.

Stewart said the leaves on their oak trees are causing the mess. Before they knew it, there was tons of water leaking from the roof and into the classrooms at the church, including Concord Academy.

"We had scrap it and push out what we've had to dry out the pass few days,” Stewart said.

Concord Academy, with special needs students in grade 6-12, was closed Thursday and Friday. Pastor Stewart said they will be closed Monday also.

"We're making sure everything’s clean before our student come back again,” Stewart said.

Stewart is hoping the damage to his church can be a lesson to others.

"Everyone needs to be more diligent in keeping their gutters clean and keeping all the drain pipes clean in their house."

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