Winston-Salem YWCA loses power after 4-foot flooding


The Winston-Salem YWCA was flooded after Thursday night rains. (Tess Bargebuhr/WGHP)

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The Winston-Salem YWCA closed Friday after heavy rains flooded the center's basement.

Thursday night rains left four feet of water in the basement, according to YWCA Vice President of Operations Greg Fagg.

“The basement is where we have a lot of electrical equipment, all the pumps heaters and everything for our pool is down there too, so they were all submerged,” he said.

The center lost power after electrical equipment, located in the basement, was fried in the water.

The YWCA expects to remain closed until Monday or Tuesday and the pool will remain closed for several weeks.

This closure will impact about 6,000 people, according to the YWCA.

In the meantime, however, the YWCA directs people to use the local YMCA. Elevation Church, which normally holds services at the YWCA, will meet Sunday morning at the HanesBrand Theater in Winston Salem at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m.

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