Monday, October 29, 2012

LDS Church Responds: Hurricane Sandy

Courtesy of LDS Public Affairs (
For those who don't know, I recently moved to the East Coast to get a master's degree at a university in New York. I've only lived here for four months, and I'm now experiencing my first hurricane — the dreaded "frankenstorm" Hurricane Sandy.

Leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a statement on their preparations for dealing with the potentially catastrophic weather phenomenon.

I've seen the following portion of the statement in my time in this area's young single adult branch:

Local Church leaders along the eastern coast of the United States have made preparations for the storm.  Church representatives are in contact with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), The American Red Cross, Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) and other relief agencies to coordinate response efforts.The Church stands ready to assist affected communities. Emergency Response resources have been pre-positioned in Bishops Storehouses in the area.
If you want to follow the situation from a dedicated "Weather Nerd," check out Brendan Loy's blog at PJ Media. He does great work on this, and other natural disasters.

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