(UPDATED Aug. 29, 2020)
By Baptist Message staff
A number of Louisiana Baptist church facilities have sustained damage from Hurricane Laura, which made landfall as a Category 4 storm Thursday.
The list will be updated as additional reports are received:
— First Baptist Church in Gillis lost awning and the door on the education building was damaged.
— Pine Hill Baptist Church in Leesville sustained damage to its roof and had a few broken windows.
— A tree fell onto Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Pitkin, and caused extensive damage to the building.
— The steeple at East Ridge Baptist Church in Lake Charles came off its building and entered the roof. Glass also was blown out and metal carports were destroyed.
— A section of the roof of the main building on the Emmanuel Baptist Church, Lake Charles, was ripped off by high winds.
— Trinity Baptist Church, Lake Charles, suffered moderate damage to the roof, light flooding and windows. A number of trees were uprooted as well.
— East Ridge Baptist Church, Lake Charles, lost its steeple.
— The roof at the McNeese State University Baptist Collegiate Ministry building was damaged, and the structure lost some siding.
— Two trees fell on the roof of Comrade Baptist Church, Simpson, causing damage also to the worship center interior.
— Winds blew the roof off the education space and worship center at Pine Hill Baptist Church, Leesville.
— Good Hope Baptist Church, Anacoco, lost siding from its building.
— The worship center at the First Baptist Church, Sulphur, lost some roofing which also caused some interior damage. Likewise, a stained glass window inside the facility and the family life center also were damaged.
— High wind blew out a wall in the worship center of the First Baptist Church, Lake Charles.
— The roof and steeple were damaged at the First Baptist Church, Vinton.
— A tree fell on the parsonage of the First Baptist Church, Basile. But, the church building was not damaged.
— A tree was blown down on the front lawn of the parsonage property of First Baptist Church, Winnsboro.
— High winds blew off the sign at Salem Baptist Church, Stonewall.
— Louisiana College experienced a number of downed trees around the campus, but no damage to facilities has been noted, so far.