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Hurricane Irma’s size and strength put the entire state of Florida on notice Tuesday, and residents and visitors prepared to leave in anticipation of catastrophic winds and floods that could reach the state by this weekend.
Throughout South Florida, officials readied evacuation orders and people raided store shelves, buying up water and other hurricane supplies. Long lines formed at gas stations and people pulled shutters out of storage and put up plywood to protect their homes and businesses.
Meanwhile, on Rechov Rashbam in Bnei Brak a question was posed as what residents of Miami should do. Should the residents stay or they should leave? Rav Chaim was explained about the recent storm in Texas, and the high number of deaths.
“There may be evacuation orders in Miami over Shabbos. Should they therefore leave before (Shabbos), or should they stay?” – he was asked.
Rav Chaim responded with one word – “Sakanah!”
The Gabboim then confirmed, “So in the time of Sakanah they should leave.”
The Gadol Hador nodded his head in response.
Watch the video below to see for yourself.
VIDEO CREDIT: BICHADREI
(Chaim Shapiro – YWN)