Church Flooded in Desert Hot Springs

Church Flooded in Desert Hot Springs


Desert Hot Springs, CA

 Water flooded part of a Desert Hot Springs church today.

The flooding was reported at 8:53 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church at 64565 Pierson Blvd., according to April Newman of the Riverside County Fire Department.

She said crews arrived to find one to two inches of water in about 25 percent of the church, but not actively flowing into the building. By 10:30 a.m., firefighters had removed the standing water from the building to prevent seepage into the church’s walls, Newman said.

Crews from the Mission Springs Water District were on scene to assess the cause of the flooding.

Firefighters helped move furniture out of the building, and Newman said church members also called upon a salvage company for assistance.