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Flood Causes Great Damage in Latvia; Many Jews Affected

The cities of Dwinsk, Mitau and Friedrichstadt have been flooded by the overflow of the Rivers Duna and Aa. Many houses and other property have been completely wiped out, and a number of persons have lost their lives. The poor Jewish suburbs of Dwinsk, Gajok and Grihwa, have been most affected, and the panic-stricken population are fleeing from their homes. The city of Riga is in danger of the floods continue.