- Associated Press - Friday, September 8, 2017

MIAMI (AP) - On Thursday afternoon the steeple was put in place on the Historic New Bethel A.M.E. Church in Ormond Beach, which is on Florida’s Atlantic Coast near Daytona Beach.

The steeple now has eight stainless steel rods to withstand 130 mph. Previously it had four rods, all of which were rusted through when Hurricane Matthew tore it off the roof last October.

Rev. Phyllis Rose Brown says the steeple will be tested again, but “if it will withstand the forces coming now, we know we’ve got a good steeple.”


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