Members in Hawaii and Bermuda Safe after Tropical Storms
Contributed By Jason Swensen, Church News staff writer
Church welfare officials were relieved that two recent tropical storms—one reaching the Atlantic island nation of Bermuda, the other in Hawaii—caused little damage to Church properties and member homes.
Hurricane Ana skirted highly populated regions of Hawaii’s Big Island. There were no reports of significant damage to member homes or Church buildings.
Meanwhile, although Bermuda did feel the brunt of Hurricane Gustavo, the impact on members was negligible. A small amount of leaking was discovered at one Church-owned building.
Church humanitarian response director Bruce Muir said his office is waiting for a final assessment of Hurricane Gustavo, “but it looks like we dodged a bullet.”