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SALT LAKE CITY -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is reporting that 24 church members have been reported dead, and others are still missing, following tropical storm Ketsana, which struck the Philippines on Saturday, triggering major rainfall and causing significant flooding.

All church missionaries, however, are reported to be safe and accounted for.

Fifteen meetinghouses have been reported flooded, with others still yet to be assessed.

The church is providing relief efforts to the area, including supplying food, water, clothing, hygiene items and other supplies to those in the region.

According to the Associated Press, Two new storms were brewing in the Pacific and threatened to complicate relief efforts in the Philippines, officials said.

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