Two young Jews were killed in Brooklyn by a falling tree during superstorm Sandy.
Jewish institutions throughout the eastern United States remained closed following the onslaught of superstorm Sandy.
For some in the Jewish community, Hurricane Irene was a soggy inconvenience.
At least four million people are without power and nine dead in the United States in the wake of Hurricane Irene, which has been downgraded to a tropical storm.
New York City on Friday ordered the evacuation of more than 250,000 people and prepared to shut down its entire mass transit system, both unprecedented measures ahead of the expected battering from Hurricane Irene.