As soon as Israeli Jews began asking for rain in the Amidah prayer on Friday, it started raining.
In Tiberias, the central bus station was flooded by the deluge.
The states of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida had all declared states of emergency late Friday.
Tragically, the body of Rabbi Chaim Ashkenazi, z’l, the son-in-law of the Chief Rabbi of Mexico, Rabbi Shlomo Tawil, was pulled from the rubble.
Local television stations broadcast images of people fleeing into the streets, where rubble and collapsing buildings were seen.
US President Donald Trump declared an emergency in the U.S. Virgin Islands and ordered federal assistance to supplement response efforts there, ahead of Maria.
Israelis in Miami were asked by the Consulate to “be patient” in the coming days, inasmuch as it will take time to bring the office back up to full speed.
On Florida's west coast, the latest forecast puts Naples, Fort Myers and Tampa Bay directly in Irma’s path.
An 8.1 magnitude earthquake hit 73 miles off of Mexico's coast overnight.
Israeli consular officials in Miami are preparing for a quick evacuation if the storm lives up to its reputation and hits the city as hard as predicted.
The Embassy of Israel sent several tons of goods and supplies to assist recovery efforts in Texas, with help from IsraAID and 495 Movers Inc.
Miraculously, the Jewish texts which have withstood almost 2,000 years of exile, have stood up to Houston's flood waters.
Hurricane Irma is the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. President [Donald] Trump already declared a pre-landfall emergency for the entire state of Florida.
Israeli ZAKA Volunteers Working with Jewish, Christian Communities on Recovery from Hurricane Harvey
After an initial briefing with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and with the Orthodox Union which is coordinating the volunteers within the Jewish community in Houston, the ZAKA team set out to work.
"From talks we’ve had with heads of the community and Israel’s Consul General we learned the damage is vast, and the rehabilitation will take years."
In 2014, Dell donated $1.8 million to the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces.
“It was really hashgacha pratis [divine providence] because we had all this food, a lot more supplies than we usually have on hand, so we were able to make dinner” for many more people."
The White House is open to ideas, Sanders said, adding that the president has not yet reached a decision on which group should coordinate the funds.
“The Jewish Community Center is turning into a command center. Jewish Family Services is flooded. They're helping people by phone.”
Hurricane Harvey flooded two of the few main supermarkets carrying kosher food and caused the other two to shut down as well—one has been turned into a shelter by authorities—and supplies are now beginning to run low.
Video footage showed waist-high water and rescued families who spoke of waiting for help from second floors and attics.
A 22-member delegation was sent by the Jewish State to battle the flames, which began last week.
The satellite will help a farmer see the spatial and temporal changes of crops in the entire field, and on an intra-field scale of small plots as well.
Police and security forces operated in the area along with firefighting crews as well.
Israel sent one team to help with logistics and two firefighting planes to battle the massive blaze.