Global disasters impact Church members

Members in various parts of the world have been impacted by a variety of natural disasters.

While many have been displaced by the disasters, no members or missionaries have been killed or injured.

In Mexico, weeks of heavy rainfall has caused widespread flooding in the southern states of Veracruz, Oaxaca, Tabasco and Chiapas. Tens of thousands have been forced from their homes while others who have chosen to stay at their residences are sleeping on rooftops.

The flooding has been especially dramatic in Tabasco, where more than 125,000 people have had their homes flooded and more than 460,000 acres of crops have been lost, according to the Church welfare department. Some 200,000 in the coastal region of Veracruz have been forced from their homes.

While all members including missionaries are reported safe, at least 100 members have been evacuated from their homes. Meetinghouses in the cities of Minatitlan, Tlacotalpan, Veracruz and Villahermosa were being used to shelter people of all faiths. There are no reports of damage to meetinghouses.

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