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How Latter-day Saints Were Impacted by the Deadly Tornado in Alabama + How They Plan to Help Others

by | Mar. 06, 2019

Mormon Life

The tornado that devastated the Lee County community of Beauregard on Sunday, March 3, was the deadliest tornado in the United States in nearly six years. With winds estimated a 170 mph, the twister chewed an almost mile-wide path of destruction in Alabama for nearly 27 miles, the Associated Press reported.

A tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, in May 2013 killed 24 people.

Sunday's disaster caused widespread destruction — decimating houses, businesses and other structures. The homes of about a half-dozen Latter-day Saint families in Alabama suffered varying levels of damage to rooftops, said President Brown. No Church properties were damaged.

A few member families displaced by the storm were staying with relatives or fellow members.

Story by Jason Swensen. Lead image by Alex Wong, Getty Images.
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