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Church Releases Statement on Safety of Missionaries Near Hurricane Michael

The Church released a statement Wednesday regarding missionaries.

“Missionaries in the path of Hurricane Michael have taken necessary precautions to remain safe as the storm passes,” said Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff. “Missionaries serving in coastal areas have been moved to safe locations with adequate supplies. Our mission presidents are in close contact with their missionaries and have instructed them on safety protocols.

“We pray for all those in the storm’s path. The Church continues to monitor conditions on the ground and will make any necessary adjustments as the storm progresses.”

Even as Latter-day Saints in the Carolinas are continuing their cleanup Wednesday following Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Michael is battering their fellow members in coastal regions of the Florida Panhandle.

While Florence was defined largely by floodwaters and overflowing rivers, Michael is already infamous for its brutal, historically powerful winds.

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