The selfie he took doing hurricane relief efforts brought him fame—and scrutiny.
The group of survivors, unable to leave a powerless building, was discovered by the Chesed Shel Emes volunteer society.
“I don’t care where you live, if it’s 90 or 100 degree weather, it’s deadly. And if you’re in your 80s and have a heart condition, you’re done for.”
Deutch, the Florida Democratic congressman, was sheltered in safe room at his in-laws’ house in the suburb of Boca Raton.
Nursing homes were intentionally not evacuated. “I have two sons who live close by, but I’m safer here than I would be with them,” one resident said.
Rabbi Yaakov Zucker promised to let residents of Key West take shelter in the Chabad house — one of the safest buildings on the island.
An influential Ashkenazi rabbi said Jews may travel on Shabbat to escape Hurricane Irma, a category 5 storm that is expected to hit Florida.
One rabbi said he is staying put until Miami-Dade County issues a mandatory evacuation. “The captain stays with the ship,” he said.
Hurricane Katrina saw rabbis wading through waist-deep water to rescue their Torahs. Miami is spiriting its scrolls away to avoid that scenario.
“Seniors don’t want to leave their homes when they can’t take care of themselves. You hear, ‘I’ve lived here for 40 years and never had a problem.’”