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Storm floods Hilton Head’s Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Hurricane Matthew rains overflow creek, floods Hilton Head church under construction

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Meeting Street, off Main Street, was undergoing an expansion project when Hurricane Matthew blew by Hilton Head Island and caused the creek behind the property to overflow. Water rose across the p
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Meeting Street, off Main Street, was undergoing an expansion project when Hurricane Matthew blew by Hilton Head Island and caused the creek behind the property to overflow. Water rose across the p

At the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Meeting Street, off Main Street, Tyler Construction was out early Tuesday pushing trees out of the parking lot and road.

The church was a construction sight to start with — a large addition was underway — and now even more so.

Randy McLean, of the construction crew, said the property was completely underwater.

"The creek behind it flooded. It was in the church," he said. "It is a lot of damage."

While a machinery handled the heavy lifting, one member of the crew worked at the base of the church, shoveling mud and dirt away from the temporary homewrap that covered the church's exposed exterior.

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Reporter Rebecca Lurye shows evidence of and damage from Hurricane Matthew flooding at the Burger King at Main Street on Hilton Head Island on Oct. 12, 2016.

Rebecca Lurye: 843-706-8155, @IPBG_Rebecca

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