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News Release —  23 May 2011

Midwest Hit by String of Deadly Tornadoes

Salt Lake City — 

A string of tornadoes swept through the Midwest on Sunday. The hardest hit area was the city of Joplin, Missouri where the death toll is expected to rise. As many as one quarter of Joplin’s buildings have suffered significant damage including the Joplin stake center, which was destroyed. All missionaries in the affected areas are safe and accounted for.

Local priesthood leaders continue to assess needs and will be contacting officials in affected areas to determine opportunities to assist with response efforts. Church members have already begun to assist with cleanup. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this disaster.

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