MARCH 28, 2014
A mile-wide mudslide buried homes in Snohomish County, Washington, USA on March 22, 2014. Local officials state that up to 90 people are still missing and 17 people have been confirmed dead. The United States branch office of Jehovah’s Witnesses reports that one female Witness is among the missing. One Witness couple lost both their daughter and great-granddaughter in the mudslide. Two Witnesses had to evacuate their homes; the home of another Witness was completely destroyed. Local Witness elders are providing comfort and support to those affected by the disaster.
International: J. R. Brown, Office of Public Information, tel. +1 718 560 5000