Emmanuel Thomas l Wednesday, September 13, 2017
LAGOS, Nigeria – At least two members of the Jehovah’s Witness(JWs) have been killed and 40 others displaced from their homes as Hurricane Irma reported as the most deadly so far devastates areas in the United States and the Caribbean.
One of the dead is an elderly brother in Florida and a sister in Tortola, all died in the process of evacuation.
“Sadly, an elderly brother in Florida and one of our sisters in Georgia died while evacuating. Additionally, two of our brothers were injured in Tortola, which is the largest of the British Virgin Islands.
“Throughout the Caribbean, over 40 homes have sustained major damage and at least 40 of our brothers have been displaced. Assessments are ongoing as the brothers gain access to affected regions”, the JWS said on their website, adding “our prayers are with those who have lost loved ones and the many who are impacted by the storm. We continue to rely on the comfort Jehovah provides through the congregation.—1 Thessalonians 3:7”,,tje statement added.