Chabad's Shluchim had placed the Torah's on the second floor of the Chabad House, before the storm. As conditions in the city deteriorated, a decision was taken to remove the Torahs to safer grounds. Chabad's rescue team removed the Torahs and brought them to Houston, where they were greeted enthusiastically.

Rescue teams enter Chabad House to remove the Torahs, which were stored on the second floor.

A rescue worker holds a small Torah

Rabbi Zelig Rivkin walks the Torah into the Houston Chabad House

Rabbi Shimon Lazaroff, Director of Chabad of Texas, carries a rescued Torah


Members of the New Orleans Community celebrating the Torah's Rescue.