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News and updates about Hurricane Irma

'Worse than Irma': Category 5 hurricane threatens Caribbean

Days after Hurricane Irma devastated Caribbean, Florida, new Category 5 hurricane 'brutalizes' Dominica, threatens PR.

'Worse than Irma': Category 5 hurricane threatens Caribbean

Reflections after the hurricanes

Chief officer of the ZAKA International Rescue Unit recounts devastation, aid efforts, following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Reflections after the hurricanes

Israel aids hurricane-ravaged Florida residents

Leader of Israelife Foundation, speaking on Friday, recalls transfer of Israeli aid to Florida Keys following Hurricane Irma.

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Misquoting Rabbi Kanievsky caused Shabbat desecration

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky never actually permitted traveling on the Sabbath to escape Hurricane Irma.

Misquoting Rabbi Kanievsky caused Shabbat desecration

Celebrities drum up hurricane relief - and warn on climate

Celebrities raise $14.55 million to support Hurricane Harvey, Irma, relief efforts.

Celebrities drum up hurricane relief - and warn on climate

‘We don’t know when we’ll return to our home’

Watch: James and Ann Williams, World Bnei Akiva emissaries in Florida, tell Arutz Sheva about leaving their home due to Hurricane Irma.

‘We don’t know when we’ll return to our home’player

Atlanta Jews open their homes as Hurricane Irma batters Florida

Atlanta's religious Jewish community hosts thousands of Hurricane Irma evacuees.

Atlanta Jews open their homes as Hurricane Irma batters Floridaplayer

Storms, love and nonsense of biblical proportions

Storms, love and nonsense of biblical proportions

Irma knocks out power across Florida as Tampa Bay battered

Category 2 hurricane crashes into Tampa after ravaging south Florida. 3.3 million homes and businesses without electricity.

Irma knocks out power across Florida as Tampa Bay battered

Trump declares major disaster in Florida

Trump approves major disaster declaration for Florida as Hurricane Irma continues to pummel the state.

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'Pray for everybody in Florida'

Death toll rises to four, 2 million people lose power as Irma devastates Florida.

'Pray for everybody in Florida'player

Airborne assistance ready for action as Irma hits

Watch: Military photo journalist Yissachar Ruas meets members of the US Coast Guard whose main mission is being implemented these days.

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3 dead as Hurricane Irma batters Florida

Florida braces as strongest hurricane in 82 years regains strength

3 dead as Hurricane Irma batters Floridaplayer

Dramatic Shabbat rescue on Caribbean island

ZAKA volunteers worked desperately Shabbat to save Chabad emissary's family stranded during hurricane.

Dramatic Shabbat rescue on Caribbean island

Sheriff warns: Don't shoot at Hurricane Irma

'To clarify, DO NOT shoot weapons @ Irma. You won't make it turn around & it will have very dangerous side effects.'

Sheriff warns: Don't shoot at Hurricane Irma

On the way to the Jewish community in Miami

Delegation of the Israelife Foundation leaves for Miami to help the Jewish and Israeli communities following Hurricane Irma.

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Who stayed in Miami despite fear of Irma?

Many people from south Florida can't get out or are choosing to stay, prompting concerns about whether there is enough shelter space.

Who stayed in Miami despite fear of Irma?

Irma Could 're-energize' to Category 4

Florida Gov. Rick Scott warns people around the path of the storm to 'leave now.'

Irma Could 're-energize' to Category 4

Need to escape Irma? Haredi rabbi says you can travel on Shabbat

Bnei Brak's Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky permits Jews in Hurricane Irma's path to evacuate on Shabbat.

Need to escape Irma? Haredi rabbi says you can travel on Shabbat

2 nuclear plants in Hurricane Irma's path at risk

Officials debate whether to shut down Florida nuclear power plants which will be hit by one of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded.

2 nuclear plants in Hurricane Irma's path at risk

Haredi children pray for Florida residents as hurricane nears

Haredi children in Jerusalem pray for Florida residents as Hurricane Irma approaches.

Haredi children pray for Florida residents as hurricane nears

Chabad emissaries: Mikvah saved us from Hurricane Irma

Chabad emissaries tell miraculous story of how they emerged from Irma unscathed.

Chabad emissaries: Mikvah saved us from Hurricane Irma

Chabad rabbis refuse to abandon posts despite hurricanes

Chabad rabbis in Houston and Florida refuse to leave communities, despite looming floods. 'A Chabad House doesn’t close its doors.'

Chabad rabbis refuse to abandon posts despite hurricanes

Here's what those in Hurricane Irma's path need to know

ZAKA chief officer outlines guidelines for community leaders who choose to remain in Irma's path.

Here's what those in Hurricane Irma's path need to know

Massive traffic in Florida as residents flee Irma

Residents are fleeing Florida en mass, bringing highways to a halt. Delta, JetBlue cut prices.

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Caribbean islands to suffer two hits in a row?

Irma closes in on Florida, with two more hurricanes close behind, as 8 reported dead in Caribbean.

Caribbean islands to suffer two hits in a row?player

'Show up at hurricane shelter? Go straight to jail'

Polk Country Sherriff says that those with outstanding warrants who show up at hurricane shelters will be led directly to prison.

'Show up at hurricane shelter? Go straight to jail'

State of emergency declared in North Carolina

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Irma.

State of emergency declared in North Carolina

Bubbe lives in the path of Hurricane Irma. Now what?

Jewish organizations help seniors prepare for hurricane, ask families to encourage seniors to evacuate.

Bubbe lives in the path of Hurricane Irma. Now what?

Trump declares emergency in Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma

Trump declares emergencies in Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands as Hurricane Irma prepares for landfall.

Trump declares emergency in Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma

State of emergency in Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma

Florida Governor Rick Scott declares state of emergency in the state in preparation for Hurricane Irma.

State of emergency in Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma