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“Our prayers are with all those who have been affected by this hurricane. The Church is actively working to help the people who are going through these difficult times through the established programs and our humanitarian aid allies,” said Hugo Montoya, president of the Mexico Area of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The southern coast of Mexico was hit in the early hours of Wednesday, October 25, by Hurricane Otis, a Category 5 storm with sustained winds of 165 mph, causing damage to the infrastructure and population of several municipalities in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico. Otis was the most powerful hurricane to make landfall in Mexico in the last 50 years.

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