Posts Tagged ‘flood’

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Weekly Torah Portion – Over The Rainbow

Parshat Noach: Genesis 6:9-11:32; Isaiah 54:1-55:5. When was the last time you saw a rainbow? Not too long ago, I saw a beautiful rainbow as I was walking out of temple after a long, exhausting, rainy, dreary day. Seeing that rainbow lifted my spirits, giving me a little boost as I slowed my steps to…

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After The Flood

Gratitude and perspective are common feelings among those hit hardest. If Daniella HarPaz Mechnikov of Huntington Woods could write some Twitter-style hashtags about her feelings during the months following this summer’s floods, they would be #perspective and #gratitude. Just two years ago, Thanksgiving 2012 was the last she would spend with her mother, who died…

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Michigan, FEMA to Start Damage Assessments This Week

CHICAGO –Beginning Tuesday, August 26, the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD), FEMA, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and local officials in the Metro Detroit area will be conducting joint preliminary damage assessments due to the flooding that occurred the week of August 11. Six teams will be canvassing Macomb, Oakland…

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Awash In Water

Flooded Detroiters find aid through agencies and synagogues. Jewish organizations in Detroit and around the country rose to the needs of last week’s flood victims as rapidly as the waters rose in the streets and basements. They provided hands-on assistance, from hauling out damaged carpets and soggy sofas from basements flooded with smelly sewage to…

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