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New Zealanders are dealing with the aftermath of Gabrielle, a severe tropical cyclone that reached a Category 3 on February 6, 2023. Several days of heavy rain and high winds in the storm’s path have caused loss of life and major damage to properties in several parts of the island nation.
“We are praying for those who have suffered loss of family members, and of property,” said Elder K. Brett Nattress, President of the Pacific Area of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “We add to these prayers our helping hands, alongside the relief work of many others, to bring assistance and hope to those impacted by this cyclone.”
Members and missionaries are working with neighbors, community and government groups going door-to-door to clean up neighborhoods impacted by devastation.
Mission President David Thomson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ New Zealand Wellington Mission has reported that all missionaries are safe and accounted for.
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