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Hurricane Irma (2017)

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Mandatory evacuations in Miami Beach and Florida Keys; landfall on Sunday
Supermarket shelves are stripped bare in cities and towns throughout Southeast Florida, as people sit car behind car, in line for hours waiting to fill up on fuel and listening as news reports become more dire by the hour. Everyone is making calculated de...
Celebrating a joyous event, then helping others find safety from a deadly storm
While nervously awaiting a potentially catastrophic deluge from Hurricane Irma on Tuesday night, Rabbi Shimon Pelman and 70 other people at Chabad-Lubavitch of Dominican Republic honored a place that people expect to be filled with water. After two years ...
Family of five hovered inside while the winds howled; power could be out for weeks
When Hurricane Irma bashed the island of St. Martin around 4 a.m. on Wednesday, Rabbi Moishe and Sara Chanowitz, co-directors of Chabad-Lubavitch of St. Maarten/St.Martin, and their five children, were hunkering down in their partially built Chabad center...
Ensuring the safety of others before taking shelter themselves
Even with storm winds beginning to swirl around them on Wednesday morning, Rabbi Mendel and Rachel Zarchi, co-directors of Chabad Lubavitch of Puerto Rico, had to make a few stops in San Juan before they could get to where they hoped would be a safe refug...
Protecting the elderly, infirm and homebound from record-breaking hurricane
This story will be updated as new information is received. Chabad-Lubavitch centers from the Caribbean to the Carolinas are urgently helping Jewish communities prepare for Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded over the Atlantic Oce...
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