As dawn broke on Monday morning, 2 million of the 2.7 million homes and businesses in South Florida had no electricity, according to Florida Power & Light.
In Miami-Dade, 800,710 out of a total 1.1 million customers had no power. In Broward, 641,900 out of 933,300 were in the dark. In Palm Beach County, 526,330 out of 739,000 had no juice. But power was restored to about 200,000 homes and businesses in the region overnight.
Many people were running out of food, and the Jewish community in Miami is coming together. In one incredible act of Chesed, the Kosher Kingdom Supermarket in Aventura partnered up with Rabbi Laivi Forta who is the Director of Chabad of Aventura and will be giving away all their perishable items free of charge on Monday afternoon.
In the attached video, Rabbi Forta says that Mr. Mike Einhorn who is the owner of the supermarket coordinated with Chabad of Aventura to get into his store and take shelves and shelves of food to be distributed. Tons of food – from main dishes to salads – will be given away this afternoon.
For those in the area with families who are without electric, this food will be literally a life-saver. The distribution will take place after 2:30PM at Chabad of Aventura.