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Fleischmanns, NY - Brooklyn Woman Trapped in Motel Found Dead by Rescuers

Published on: August 28, 2011 05:52 PM
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Fleischmanns, NY - The Borough Park woman who was trapped in the Valkyrie Motel (reported earlier by VIN News) located in Fleishmanns, New York when it was swept away by floodwaters, was found dead by the special team who was brought in to save her.

Mrs. Leah Stern, who was reported to be in her seventies, was unable to escape the motel when it was evacuated at approximately 8 AM this morning, as raging waters from a nearby lake flooded Main Street and uprooted the motel.

Mrs. Stern had been heard yelling for help for some time after the motel was uprooted but those in the area reported that by approximately 3:30 this afternoon, her voice could no longer be heard.

Mrs. Stern’s husband managed to evacuate safely from the motel.


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 Aug 28, 2011 at 06:04 PM Anonymous Says:

Nebech! Hashem yishmereini!

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 Aug 28, 2011 at 06:04 PM R Says:

Baruch Dayan Emes... We should hear no more sorrow and only share in good news! Hamakom yenachem eschem b'soch shi'ar aveilei tzion v'yerushalayim.

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 Aug 28, 2011 at 06:06 PM Anonymous Says:

BDE. Nothing more to say. Tragic.

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 Aug 28, 2011 at 06:06 PM noahz6 Says:

the wife of reb meyer stern from willi. bd"h

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 Aug 28, 2011 at 06:06 PM JewishReporter Says:

BDH so sad to hear this

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 Aug 28, 2011 at 06:06 PM Anonymous Says:

reb meyer is the brother of the skulener rebbetzin.

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 Aug 28, 2011 at 06:07 PM Anonymous Says:

She is from wmbsg not bp

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 Aug 28, 2011 at 06:08 PM Governor Says:

BD"E! Terrible story

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 Aug 28, 2011 at 06:10 PM Moshe8114 Says:

Its my Grand Mother , she lives on 200 ross st in williamsburgh ,aishes reb Meyer Stern , she was last Wed in Monroe with the Family By her oldesd daughters Yur zeit BesorosTovos

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 Aug 28, 2011 at 06:15 PM Anonymous Says:

Terrible tragedy, the Yidden seem to be taking the brunt of the deaths.

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 Aug 28, 2011 at 06:19 PM Anonymous Says:

Very sad end! B"D"E. wasn't the Hotel or Motel Responsibel to make sure & see that every one is evacuated & safe???

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 Aug 28, 2011 at 06:26 PM PowerUp Says:

Hashem yerachem, we can definitly see hashems message her, a hurricane comes, 19.8 million people live in NYS and only 2 fatalities , and only heimishe yidden.

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 Aug 28, 2011 at 06:26 PM frumgal Says:

SAD. bde :(

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 Aug 28, 2011 at 06:28 PM shredready Says:

Reply to #10  
Anonymous Says:

Terrible tragedy, the Yidden seem to be taking the brunt of the deaths.

no
it is just that that is what is reported on vin


BD"E! Terrible story

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 Aug 28, 2011 at 06:33 PM JewishReporter Says:

Reply to #9  
Moshe8114 Says:

Its my Grand Mother , she lives on 200 ross st in williamsburgh ,aishes reb Meyer Stern , she was last Wed in Monroe with the Family By her oldesd daughters Yur zeit BesorosTovos

Any details about the levhaye ?

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 Aug 28, 2011 at 06:37 PM koleltime Says:

She was a real tzedikas she survived the holocaust and she build up such nice family with children and grand children and gr8 great children all going in her ways may she rest in peace and continue to pray for ever1 the same way she prayed 3 times a day on this world and may hashem Finnish all the korbunis and bring MOSHIACH right now

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 Aug 28, 2011 at 06:38 PM Heilig Says:

Bd"h whoever knew her knows what a tragic loss this is. she never moved away from her tehilim and sidur. she used to sit by the tzion in KJ and collectin money for tzeduka.. a tragic loss to a special person

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 Aug 28, 2011 at 07:18 PM Anonymous Says:

What took them so long? Why couldn't they reach her till 8 1/2 hours after the place was swept away? That's crazy!

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 Aug 28, 2011 at 07:31 PM shooki Says:

Why couldn't she escape together with the rest of the people? What went wrong? Anybody have more details? Its really tragic!!

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 Aug 28, 2011 at 07:57 PM shredready Says:

Reply to #18  
Anonymous Says:

What took them so long? Why couldn't they reach her till 8 1/2 hours after the place was swept away? That's crazy!

you think it is so simple to rescue somebody from a floating building?

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 Aug 28, 2011 at 07:59 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #9  
Moshe8114 Says:

Its my Grand Mother , she lives on 200 ross st in williamsburgh ,aishes reb Meyer Stern , she was last Wed in Monroe with the Family By her oldesd daughters Yur zeit BesorosTovos

So sorry for your loss. She sounds like a very special lady, such a terrible tragedy. BD"E.

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 Aug 28, 2011 at 08:20 PM mewhoze Says:

so sad, BDE

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 Aug 28, 2011 at 08:37 PM Anonymous Says:

Tragic, was wondering why these two tragedies are not reported as deaths from this hurricane in N.Y.?
(among the rest of the list)

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 Aug 28, 2011 at 08:39 PM thinkabtit Says:

Anybody know more details? Yes, we know its not easy to rescue someone from a floating building (reply to #20) but come on, so long?? and why was she the only one left? How was she, an elderly woman, left alone in a motel during a hurricain??

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 Aug 28, 2011 at 08:41 PM kollelfaker Says:

i am sorry husband got out but wife didnt can some one please explain that

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 Aug 28, 2011 at 08:54 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #25  
kollelfaker Says:

i am sorry husband got out but wife didnt can some one please explain that

Is this the proper question to ask right now?

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 Aug 28, 2011 at 09:24 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #25  
kollelfaker Says:

i am sorry husband got out but wife didnt can some one please explain that

He was a very "getria" husband ,He would never let her alone, he went to daven at the netz like always,7:30 was no zeicher from anything and 8:00 it was over it took minutes , till he saw what's going on it was over

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 Aug 28, 2011 at 09:41 PM monseygal Says:

Reply to #25  
kollelfaker Says:

i am sorry husband got out but wife didnt can some one please explain that

from what i heard he was in shul

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 Aug 28, 2011 at 09:48 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #10  
Anonymous Says:

Terrible tragedy, the Yidden seem to be taking the brunt of the deaths.

What are you talking about. There have been over 20 deaths attributed to the storm along the Atlantic coast and only two are yidden (Monsey electrocution and Fleishman's drowning).

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 Aug 28, 2011 at 11:07 PM JGvin Says:

Boruch Dayan Ha'Emes!

My heart broke! No one should ever have to suffer (b'chlal, but particularly in such a manner), especially someone who has always endured so much!

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 Aug 28, 2011 at 11:57 PM ADV157 Says:

boby. my heart is crying. can't come to myself. who thought that you will pass away from the world with such a mesa mashina....allways with a tehilim never stop to pray to hashem. a bales tzduka helping so much ppl...you built up such a nice family like you said last week that you are a billionere with alot of ineklech ki'h. you allways prayed for us & for klal yisroel.....now that you are in oilem hu'emes pray for us we should see you soon b'beyas hamoshiach!

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 Aug 29, 2011 at 07:57 AM Greener Says:

Reply to #26  
Anonymous Says:

Is this the proper question to ask right now?

It is the obvious question.

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 Aug 29, 2011 at 08:31 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #9  
Moshe8114 Says:

Its my Grand Mother , she lives on 200 ross st in williamsburgh ,aishes reb Meyer Stern , she was last Wed in Monroe with the Family By her oldesd daughters Yur zeit BesorosTovos

My sympathies to you. The Associated Press is reporting that the woman who died was named Rozalia Gluck, based on information from state police. Is this the same woman?

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 Aug 30, 2011 at 07:18 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #33  
Anonymous Says:

My sympathies to you. The Associated Press is reporting that the woman who died was named Rozalia Gluck, based on information from state police. Is this the same woman?

Yes thats her legal name.

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