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Killington, VT - Chesed Shel Emes comes to the rescue of Vacationing Jewish NYers Marooned in Vermont

Aug 29, 2011
Categoties:Other CSE Operations
Killington, VT - Approximately eighteen Orthodox Jewish families including sixty to eighty adults and about fourty children are stranded at the Grand Hotel in Killington, Vermont, after all roads leading into the area became flooded with water, or collapsed entirely.  While the stranded vacationers currently have electricity, they are running out of food and other supplies as they were intending to leave the area yesterday.

Chesed Shel Emes received a call from the stranded vacationers and immediately sprung into action, arranging for three small private planes to load up on food, medical supplies and other needed provisions, to be flown over to a nearby airport, from where they will be air lifted with a helicopter rented by Chesed Shel Emes to the hotel parking lot.

“We have two small private planes and a helicopter heading there right now with food and supplies,” said Meyer Berger of Chesed Shel Emes.  “One plane just took off from Westchester County Airport and another just left Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. and a third one preparing to leave shortly thereafter”

One of the vacationers told VIN News that half of the town of Killington lost electrical power at approximately 2 PM yesterday, while the remaining power went out at 10 PM last night.  Electricity was restored to the area at noon today and local officials are hoping that a single lane into Killington may be restored either Tuesday or Wednesday.

Vermont has been hard hit by hurricane Irene with numerous areas unreachable because of impassable roads and all non-essential government offices have been closed for the day.  Vermont State Police confirm that at the moment, there are no open roads to Killington.