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Monday, May 20, 2013

ALL Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Mission Missionaries Are Safe

Sent: Monday, May 20, 2013 6:33 AM
Subject: Weather Update

Dear Parents: As you may know, yesterday we experienced severe storms including several large tornados in our mission area. All of the missionaries are safe. Damage occurred in localized areas. While two of the larger tornados caused substantial damage in the Carney and North Shawnee communities, we are grateful that most of the tornados ...touched down in more remote, unpopulated areas. 

 While severe storms can occur in any month of the year in Oklahoma and Texas, May is the month when the most tornados have occurred historically. We have a system of alerting the missionaries of approaching storms. This system includes text and telephone warnings well in advance of the storms and updates as the storms continue. Each companionship is to have a local weather contact with whom they communicate about local weather conditions in the event of severe storms. Our missionaries have been given written materials and periodic zone conference instruction informing them of what to do in the event of severe weather. We also have a communication system which we use to confirm the safety and location of our missionaries in the event of severe weather.

 We are grateful for the Lord’s protection of His missionaries. We are also grateful for your prayers. You have wonderful sons and daughters and you should be very proud of them. We love them and are privileged to serve with them.

 When we experience tornado outbreaks in the future (and we expect more today) we will keep you updated once the storms pass and we confirm the safety of all our missionaries.

Warm Regards,
President Taylor

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