BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (WTVF) — As heavy rain and storms prompted flash flooding throughout Middle Tennessee Sunday, several homes and buildings sustained flood damage.
Nolensville Community Church Pastor Roger Patton says they were in the middle of their Sunday Service when the water started to rise. The service happens inside the Historic Nolensville School.
"The water started to come in and within 10 minutes it was two feet of water in the facility," Pastor Patton said, "so we were inundated really quickly."
Five other people were inside the building with him and they had to make a human train in order to escape. Although some equipment was damaged, everyone made it out safely.
A few miles away in Brentwood, Pastor German Castro was assessing the damage at the Historic Concord Church.
"Thank God it was not as bad as 2010," Pastor Castro said, "it was about 2 feet of water so everything inside was safe."
The building has been standing for almost two hundred years on Concord Road. During the Civil War it was a hospital for soldiers who were injured.
The 2010 flood devastated the building and church leaders have been working on bringing it back to life ever since.
The Historic Concord Church just got approved for their building permits earlier this year.
Church leaders are starting to restore this building. They say they have a plan that includes adding a walking trail and having a space for a farmer's market.
To learn more about the project visit www.historicconcordchurch.org or contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org. They are also accepting donations if you want to help with the restoration effort.