Urgent joint message from Hatzolah of Boro Park, Boro Park Shomrim, Chaverim and Misaskim.
In anticipation of the upcoming blizzard we have collaborated and prepared the necessary resources to help those in need. Please take note of the following important information:
1) We urge you to not take your car out once the storm hits– you will not be able to park it properly. By the last big storm the plows couldn’t get through and ambulances could not get around because of stuck vehicles, and unfortunately resulted in deaths. We are begging everyone in the strongest possible terms to please think of others before leaving your car blocking the street even slightly. In storms like these it is a matter of life and death.
2) Hatzolah is prepared with extra members’ equipment and ambulances to handle all emergency calls.
3) For all non-emergency but necessary medical needs like Dialysis and Doctors’ appointments, hospital discharges, stranded motorists etc. please call Chaverim at (718) 431-8181 or Shomrim at 718-871-6666. If you have an SUV and are able to help please call 718-809-5424.
4) Should the power go out and a generator is needed to power life support equipment please call Misaskim at 718-854-4548 ext. 4.
5- Please be careful to rest every few minutes when shoveling the snow. Over-exertion has caused many heart attacks.
6- When sitting in your car please make sure that the snow doesn’t block the exhaust pipe. It can cause carbon monoxide poisoning.
7- Please check up on your elderly neighbors to make sure they have enough heat and food. Their caretakers, food and medicine may not arrive due to the weather.
8- After the storm and once the streets open, please be considerate not to double park and cause a traffic jam. It is truly pikuach nefesh.
As always, we are Bezras Hashem prepared for the worst and hope for the best for you and your family.