“We are not in the worst part of this yet, but should start to see some impact later today,” Charleston South Carolina Stake President Darren Johnson reported Friday morning about Hurricane Florence. “If we feel we are ready, and if we are spared from the major impact of this storm, we will be ready to go and assist in (affected) areas.”
Hurricane Florence’s relentless first-day assault on the Carolinas is impacting a number of Latter-day Saints, with floodwaters inundating homes and transforming subdivision streets into canals.
“As of this morning, we have maybe 20 member families whose homes are uninhabitable, and I’m sure there are many more,” said Kinston North Carolina Stake President David Walker on Friday.
Members living in the riverside city of New Bern and surrounding communities in North Carolina’s Craven County have been hit especially hard.