Yeshiva World News names one of the fatalities from the flooding as Rabbi Shmuel Dovid Weissmandel, 69, of Mount Kisco, New York.
Weissmandel contacted his family members after he was caught in the floods while driving home, the report says. Rescue teams found him lifeless in his car. The report says it remains unclear whether he died from the floods or a heart attack.
TRAGEDY: HaRav Shmuel Dovid Weissmandel ZT”L Niftar During Floods While Driving To Mount Kiscohttps://t.co/P6B1hHd3kP
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