Official Statement

Missionaries Evacuated as Hurricane Nears the US Southeast Coast

Latter-day Saint missionaries moved to safety



The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released this statement on Hurricane Florence: 

“Missionaries in the path of Hurricane Florence are taking necessary precautions to remain safe as the storm prepares to make landfall. Missionaries serving in coastal areas are being moved to safe locations with adequate supplies. Mission presidents are instructing missionaries on safety protocols as well as how to offer service in appropriate ways in the aftermath of the storm. The Church continues to monitor conditions on the ground and will make any necessary adjustments as the storm progresses. We pray for the safety and well-being of all those in the path of the hurricane.”

The hurricane is expected to hit the Southeast Coast of the United States later this week. A hurricane warning has been issued for parts of North and South Carolina.

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