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News Release —  28 April 2011

Church Assessing Needs After Violent Weather Hits Southern United States

Salt Lake City — 

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the southern United States are among those affected by a series of deadly tornadoes that hit six states. At last report, the storms have killed at least 280 people and injured hundreds more. The loss of life is the worst from tornadoes in the United States in nearly 40 years.

All missionaries in the area are safe and accounted for. The homes of several Latter-day Saints in Alabama and Mississippi have been damaged or destroyed, but there are no reports of significant damage to Church buildings.

Church members are helping with cleanup efforts; local leaders will continue to monitor the situation to determine how to best support relief efforts and assist those in need.

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