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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is moving missionaries who are serving on the East Coast out of the path of Hurricane Florence.

“Missionaries in the path of Hurricane Florence are taking necessary precautions to remain safe as the storm prepares to make landfall,” the Church said in a statement. “Missionaries serving in coastal areas are being moved to safe locations with adequate supplies. Mission presidents are instructing missionaries on safety protocols as well as how to offer service in appropriate ways in the aftermath of the storm.”

Hurricane Florence is a category 4 hurricane currently traveling across the Atlantic Ocean. The hurricane is expected to hit North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia late Thursday or Friday.

“The Church continues to monitor conditions on the ground and will make any necessary adjustments as the storm progresses,” the Church said. “We pray for the safety and well-being of all those in the path of the hurricane.”

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