News Release

Update on Solomon Islands Floods

“Aid agencies in Solomon Islands say the full extent of the damage from flash flooding won't be known until thousands in evacuation centres return home,” Radio Australia reported today.

“Eight children are among 21 people confirmed dead in the floods, with as many as 52,000 people affected by the disaster.”

Read a full transcript of the report and view pictures at the Radio Australia website.

Local leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints report all members and missionaries safe.  However, homes of two members have been swept away as a result of flood waters.
The Church’s White River Chapel sustained damage when a backyard retaining wall collapsed and debris flowed into the yard and building.
Through the combined efforts of local Church members and 12 missionaries the mud and debris were removed. 
Worship services and other meetings were held as scheduled on Sunday, 6 April.

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