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Mormon volunteers fight the spring floods in Utah

Utah's Mormons take acts of God seriously, and since mid-April, a late spring snowfall, 90° temperatures and melting snow in the Wasatch and Uinta ranges have produced the worst flooding in the state's history, displacing more than 2,000 people and exacting some $200 million in damage. In response, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has mounted an extraordinary volunteer effort. Says Governor Scott M. Matheson: "The Mormon Church has the best grapevine in the world. One phone call to the church triggered the quickest network of activity I've ever seen. When you...

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