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Florida Chabad Rabbi and Son Rescue Orlando Family by Boat

The devastation caused by Hurricane Ian has extended far beyond Florida’s Gulf Coast. When Rabbi Yosef Konikov of Chabad-Lubavitch of South Orlando learned that a family of four was trapped on the second floor of their home in Kissimmee, just south of Orlando, and calls to 911 were not being responded to due to more urgent and immediate threats to life, the rabbi and his son Levi, a certified lifeguard, commissioned a boat and set out along flooded neighborhood streets to rescue the family.