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No Major Damage at National Cathedral After Storm



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    Crews spent Tuesday afternoon assessing the damage following a 5.8-magnitude earthquake.

    National Cathedral officials say Hurricane Irene has not worsened any damage from last week's earthquake, which caused significant damage at the church.

    On Sunday, a cathedral spokesman says fallen trees were the extent of the damage from the hurricane. Workers created a perimeter around the building for safety in advance of the hurricane.

    Engineers and stone masons have been assessing the damage from Tuesday's earthquake. Three of the four spires on the cathedral's central tower broke off, and there are major cracks in the flying buttresses at the cathedral's east end.

    Cathedral officials have said the building remains structurally sound. It will remain closed at least through Sept. 4.



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