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A Christian radio station continues to minister during Tropical Storm Jeanne.

By September 20, 2004

Puerto Rico (MNN)–Tropical Storm Jeanne swiped at Puerto Rico last week, turning roads into rivers, clogging other passages with snapped trees and blacked out the island.

In its aftermath, some 200,000 people also were without running water. Agriculture officials said plantain, banana and coffee crops probably sustained major damage.

In the midst of it all, Grace Ministries reports their radio staff continued ministry. When the governor shut electricity off at the storm’s landfall, it left residents without television access.

People were glued to their battery-operated radios lapping up whatever information was available. WCGB stayed on the air by using their standby generator, giving information and comfort to thousands on the south coast.

Many callers thanked the station for supplying important information with the assurance of God being in control. The storm plowed northwest across the middle of the island and exited near Vega Baja. By the time it left, Jeanne dumped up to 16 inches of rain and left a trail of wind damage.

GMI reports that mission property experienced winds and rain, but damage was minimal due to the storm’s location. Continue to pray for ministry teams as cleanup efforts begin.

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