Hurricane-Proof Church Unbowed On Gulf Coast

By Jay Reeves

Stormy skies blanket the Romar Beach Baptist Church in Orange Beach, Ala., Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. The hurricane proof church built on the beach held several services Sunday despite the declining weather brought on by tropical storm Karen in the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) – God is a mighty fortress, the old hymn goes, and the same could be said for Romar Beach Baptist Church.

With concrete walls more than a foot thick and pilings driven deep into bedrock, the waterfront church just yards from the Gulf of Mexico is built to withstand a Category 5 hurricane with winds of 157 mph and higher.

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