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Progress in South Africa
Crews are making significant progress on the Durban South Africa Temple. Plastering is underway at the electrical housing; waterproofing, subsoil-drain work, and backfilling are progressing at the entrance building; brick is being laid at the missionary housing facility. At the temple, the concrete roof slab has been poured.
Main Floor Walls Finished in Peru
Construction is rapidly advancing on the Arequipa Peru Temple. The structural walls for the main floor are in place, and rebar is being set in place for the second-floor walls. Adjacent to the temple, a housing facility is also under construction.
Floodwater in Houston
Hurricane Harvey brought devastating floods to South Texas this week. The Houston Texas Temple, the ancillary building, and several nearby meetinghouses took on water as rains fell. The temple, which is overseen by President Marshall Hayes, has ruined carpet and furniture on the main floor, and the baptistry flooded to the ceiling. The Cypress LDS Stake Center is open as a shelter for displaced residents, as well as an organization site for volunteers who are willing to use their boats, jet skis, canoes, and kayaks to rescue nearby residents.
Progress Update from Brazil
The Fortaleza Brazil Temple complex is progressing at a steady rate. On the temple, work continues on attaching a vapor barrier. Crews have finished adding a roof to the patron housing facility and they are currently erecting exterior walls for the meetinghouse.
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