A North Carolina resident tells President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, about his experience of living through Hurricane Florence.

TALLAHASSEE, Florida — The southern end of the U.S. Atlantic coast has been on the business end of the adversity over the past several weeks.

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First came Hurricane Florence, inundating the Carolinas with rain and overflowing inland rivers. Then Hurricane Michael arrived on the Florida Panhandle with historic, violent winds that turned tourist towns into rubble.

But adversity didn’t originate with the recent storms. Difficulties have been around since the beginning of time — and everyone will be battered by life’s blows at some point in their lives, said President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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