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Hurricane Maria Becomes ‘Potentially Catastrophic’ Category 5 Storm

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.

Israeli Consulate Reopens in Miami, With Limited Service

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.
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Irma Touches Down in Key West, Spreading to Georgia

On Florida's west coast, the latest forecast puts Naples, Fort Myers and Tampa Bay directly in Irma’s path.

8.1 Earthquake Shakes Mexico

An 8.1 magnitude earthquake hit 73 miles off of Mexico's coast overnight.

Israeli Consulate in Miami Closed, Emissaries Evacuated Ahead of Hurricane Irma

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.

Watch: Israeli Embassy Sends Relief to Texas, Post-Harvey

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.

Jewish Books Remain Intact in Houston Evangelical Christian’s Devastated Home

Miraculously, the Jewish texts which have withstood almost 2,000 years of exile, have stood up to Houston's flood waters.

Hurricane Irma Heads West Towards Puerto Rico, Then Florida

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.

Israel Donates $1M to Help Houston Post-Harvey

"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."

Jewish Billionaire Donates ‘Twice Chai’ Millions to Help Houston

In 2014, Dell donated $1.8 million to the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces.

They Were Supposed to Have Their Wedding in Houston this Sunday

“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."

US President Trump Plans Personal $1M Donation to Harvey Victims

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.

Day School Becomes a Shelter in Houston As SuperStorm Harvey Batters Texas, Louisiana

“The Jewish Community Center is turning into a command center. Jewish Family Services is flooded. They're helping people by phone.”

With Stores Flooded, Kosher Food Has Run Out in Houston

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.

Houston Under Water as SuperStorm Harvey Drenches Texas

Video footage showed waist-high water and rescued families who spoke of waiting for help from second floors and attics.

Israeli Aid Teams Fighting Fire in Macedonia

A 22-member delegation was sent by the Jewish State to battle the flames, which began last week.

Israel to Launch Research Satellite, Will Track Climate Change

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.

Residents Home, Roads Open, Fire Out in Jerusalem Forest

Police and security forces operated in the area along with firefighting crews as well.

Israel Fighting Fire in Montenegro

Israel sent one team to help with logistics and two firefighting planes to battle the massive blaze.

Day 2: Fires Ignite in Northern and Central Israel

Officials are now looking into the cause of the rash of fires around the country.

Homeless, Injured in Tzfat After Fire Rages Through Cana’an Neighborhood

It's not yet clear what started the fires in so many different locations on Sunday, but it has been especially hot and dry in Israel for the past week or more.

Trillion-Ton Iceberg Created by Antarctica

The iceberg chunk, about 350 meters (1,100 feet) thick, is larger than the state of Delaware in the U.S.

NASA to Share Total Eclipse of USA

NASA Television is also planning to air a multi-hour show, Eclipse Across America: Through the Eyes of NASA.

Earthquake 2017: National Earthquake Preparedness Drill

"In contrast to other scenarios that threaten the home front, the basic rule is: Get out of the houses, get out of the buildings. “The safest place is open space.”

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